Saturday, February 8, 2014

Heart Sweater w/Sunshine Shoppe Supply and Giveaway! (closed)

Hello there!  Today I have an awesome (somewhat last-minute) Valentine's Day project for you!  But you know, this can go so far past Valentine's Day!  I'm pretty sure I'm going to be wearing this sweatshirt all spring, and maybe some cool evenings in the summer!!!
I've worked together with Sunshine Shoppe Supply to create a few items using their supplies.  I'm excited to show you what I've come up with!  But without further ado, let's get started!!!
  • Shabby Flowers (I used 16, but this will just depend on the shape and size of your heart
  • Crewneck sweatshirt (I found this one at Target for under $5)
  • Basic sewing supplies
The shabby flowers come on mesh like this.  To begin with, cut each strip so that all of the flowers are separate and then trim the mesh off from around the flower, being careful to not cut the stitches that hold the flower onto the mesh!
Next, lay out the flowers how you like them on the sweatshirt.  Start with the two center flowers to make sure that they are perfectly centered and go on from there.  I rearranged a few times until I had the perfect color combo and heart shape that I wanted.
Pin each of the flowers in place (careful that you do not mess up the others while you are pinning one down).
You are going to sew a circle on top of each flower.  Each flower is constructed somewhat like a spiral.  Start sewing at the "entrance" of the spiral and continue in a circle until have gone a full circle and are at the beginning again.  Don't forget to backstitch at both the beginning and the end!
Keep sewing until you have all of them tacked on........and you are finished!  Super easy right?!:)

The shabby flowers were super easy to work with, and I love all of the different colors!  They may fray a little bit, but don't worry about that.  There is one flower that has frayed more than the rest, and everyone who compliments me on the sweatshirt says that one is their favorite!;)
Are you ready for the giveaway???!!!  Every blogger always says that she wishes she could enter her own giveaways, and I really do ha!
Sunshine Shoppe Supply is so generously offering a $35 gift card to one of my readers!  So go check out their website and come back here to enter to win!

The flowers for this project were provided by the Sunshine Shoppe Supply.  They did not pay me to do this post but did provide the flowers.  All opinions and statements are my own.

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  1. My favorite item is either the cute fold over elastic prints or shabby flowers :)

  2. Love everything but especially all the flowers. Great quality and variety!

  3. What a cute idea to embellish a plain sweatshirt.. I need to start using my Sewing Machine.. It has been ages since I used it... Thanks for sharing.

  4. Hello! I saw your linky on Think Pink Sundays at the Flamingo Toes blog, and thought I’d stop by to say hi! LOVE your blog! What a cute idea!

    Gingi at

  5. too many options - thinking a diy jewelry kit for the granddaughter :)

  6. I LOVE the DIY Pinwheel Ribbon Flower - I could so see using those on either a sweatshirt like you did, or adding them to hair accessories or purses. [Here's their link:]

  7. These flowers are super cute. I've been thinking about putting one on a hat I have. :)


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