by Kampfzwerg 20 Mar 2017

Hello Cuties,

last fall, when it got cold, I wanted to put on my
favorite kashmir pullover and dicovered that somebody liked it much more than I: moths!
Three holes in the front, where else? This was the reason for my first embroidery on wool knits. Instead of using a stabilizer, I recycled my husbands wornout buisness-shirt. Here is the result:

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by rsloan 24 Mar 2017

When necessity makes us think anew - beautiful things happen. Nice work

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by skey 22 Mar 2017

good save

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by sonjapotgieter 21 Mar 2017

Clever Idea!!Fantastic work and save!!!

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by missqueenbee47 21 Mar 2017

what a great "save".

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by sjbrower 21 Mar 2017

Creative save! I love your idea to use your husband's old shirt as stabilizer to keep things nice and soft on the back. I have to keep this "darn" tip in mind!

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by airyfairy 21 Mar 2017

Brilliant job

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by marianamin2003 21 Mar 2017

very cute

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by killiecrankie 21 Mar 2017

Good save .I have a small hole in a knitted top since last winter & you have given me an idea on how to fix it.Got about 3 months to fix it before winter.My hole wasn't caused by moths,have you tried wooden cedar balls which don't leave a horrible smell in your clothes that lasts forever.

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Kampfzwerg by Kampfzwerg 21 Mar 2017

Good morning Dear, I hooped the shirt fabric with 2 layers of vilene, glued the piece in place and put a piece of WS Avalon film on top. But before that, I wore the pullover for a few hours so that it cout warm up and stretch to my bodyshape. The 2 layers of vilene make the stitches a tiny bit longer and the little hearts are much more relaxed. I did them all in one and the same hoop.

killiecrankie by killiecrankie 22 Mar 2017

Thank you for the info .I don't think I could wear it at the moment 32C & very humid .

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by lbrow 20 Mar 2017

Those pesky buggers. You did a beautiful job. Get you some mothballs!/Lillian

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by noah 20 Mar 2017

great fix girly:):)

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by pennifold 20 Mar 2017

Wonderful save, love Chris

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by Sewmum1 20 Mar 2017

You have done a great job of saving your pullover

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by designgirl 20 Mar 2017

Good cover up.

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by vickiannette 20 Mar 2017

inventive darning, clever of you. And now no-one will ever know.....except us

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Kampfzwerg by Kampfzwerg 21 Mar 2017

I embroidered the same heart on the backside hem of my newly sewn pink rayon t-shirt. After cover stitching the hem, I waned to cut off the excess and a tiny piece of front fabric slipped in the blades of my very sparp applique
scissors. I just wanted a simple pink t-shirt and ended un with a unique designer piece. Well, well.

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by asterixsew Moderator 20 Mar 2017

What a great idea so thanks for the tip

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by sandralane 20 Mar 2017

You have made a great save with the added decorations of hearts Well done. Sandra.

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