I didn't want the patch to cover the whole shirt, just the corner, so I cut it to fill a 6 x 7in rectangle. I used the silver glitter iron on that I purchased from Provo Craft. This was actually a left over piece from another project that I did a while back. Which means this project didn't cost me anything.
I used a small square piece to iron on the back side of the sweater. I was afraid that if I didn't put something there that when I ironed on the patch that it was adhere to the back of the shirt. I must say that it worked beautifully and I think it actually adds to the design and style of the sweater.
I wore it to work the next week and had two co-workers ask where I bought it, which I think it great, because they thought that I bought it this way, and was impressed when I told them the story. Now I love my sweater again and can't wait to get another winter season of wears out of it.
Cricut: Home Décor & Best of 2010
Vinyl: Silver Glitter Iron On from Provo Craft
I had this wonderful sweater from American Eagle that I bought last winter and loved. I think I wore it too much last year, because when I pulled it out of the closet, I discovered that it had a finger size hole it in. I think it was a small hole and when I washed it, I made it bigger. So, knowing that I loved this sweater, I was super upset until I came up with the idea of using some of the iron on vinyl to make a patch for it. My thought was, if it doesn't work, no big deal, I couldn't wear it with a hole in it either way.
So, I started playing around in the Cricut Craft Room with a few different designs. I had seen a shirt, at a store, with this big heart and the word LOVE in block letters and I thought that I would try something similar. I decided on a heart from the Best of 2010 cartridge and the script "LOVE" is from the Home Décor cartridge. I just layered the text over the heart, in craft room, so when it was time to cut, I didn't have to make two cuts, and this way I didn't have to layer anything. It also allowed the color of the sweater to show through.
It's challenge time over at the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog! This week we are each challenged to create a project, using at least one Cricut cut, that has sparkle and bling. This challenge was really easy for me, as I love sparkle and bling, and think that any project benefits from a bit of shine.
My name is JoNeita Kelly and I have been crafting for at least the last 20 years. I live in Cedar Park, Texas with my son, Dallas. I love to craft and to continue to improve my photography and editing skills whenever I have free time. What I love most is telling our story using pictures, it is the most important gift I can leave my family.
Former Design Team Member for Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog