Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Cashmere Sweaters Into Shawls



I make these huge cashmere shawls out of old sweaters, piecing them together and applying my little found fabric birds.  I've tried various stitches to make them look flat, professional and handsome.  But, never found the exact stitch.  There's been the zigzaging together, both butting each piece up to one another and overlapping slightly, the overlock, the cover stitch...non are satisfactory.

Really what I want is a flatlock machine but they are commercial and I don't think I want to get that serious about this.

But I do love the little birds and the shawls feel pretty good on a cold Capitola night!

3 comments:

  1. I can see where you're going with the flatlocked idea however... I think the texture of these rippled seams is quite wonderful and adds another delightful design element. Have you looked at Kat Wise's work? She's making use of a similar seaming method.

    www.katwise.com

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  2. I agree with Myrna - I love the texture on the seams! Great work.

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  3. I love cashmere sweater! Especially budget friendly multiple options that create more fabulous fashion moments!

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