DIY Polka Dot Sweater

November 18, 2012

DIY Polka Dot Sweater |
  • sweater
  • fabric paint
  • circle sponge
  • tape
DIY Polka Dot Sweater |
1. tape off the seems // 2. create a grid with the tape // 3. load your sponge up with paint // 4. make polka dots in every other row // 5. remove vertical tape strips and stagger the dots in the remaining rows so they’re not all lined up // 6. remove the tape
Let the paint sit for the allotted time – mine was three days – before washing. I washed mine inside out, on delicate, in cold water, inside one of the mesh bags for lingerie, then hung it up to dry, and I didn’t have any issues with the paint washing off.
DIY Polka Dot Sweater |
DIY Polka Dot Sweater |
DIY Polka Dot Sweater |
So happy to finally own a polka dot sweater. Even happier to be able to tell people that I made it!


Crystelle said...

How fun is this! the polka-dots are so cheerful! I can't believe you MADE these!

Looking good, Kimberly!

hug x

Megan/Brassy Apple said...

LOve!!! make one for me? :)

thanks for linking up to Make it MOnday! I've shared it on my FB page :)

Rita said...

This is sooo cute! I love polka dots. Thanks for sharing.

Liz @ Here's to Handy Andy said...

This is so adorable! I love that sweater to begin with, so add the polka dots and I love it even more! Thanks for sharing! :)

Dixie n Dottie said...

Super, super cute! Love it! Very creative! :)

Little Vintage Cottage said...

aww, this sweater is SO cute! Great job!


Bethany@ said...

My first time visiting! Over from Primp, what a cute sweater! you are so creative!!!

Cheryl @ Sew Can Do said...

What a great & easy way to give something a new look!
Thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday at Sew Can Do:)

Jenn said...

You are so stinkin cute! I love this idea and I can't wait to try it. Time to go shopping in my closet for a sweater!

Jennie Larsen said...

DARLING! I just love polka dots. You did a great job. Hugs, jen

Carissa Rasmussen said...

Looks so cute! I love it. I need one now:)

Tyler said...

This is so cute!!! :)

stopping by from the Sugar Bee Crafts link up :)

Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims said...

Thanks so much for linking up to Your Whims Wednesday, I featured this on my blog tonight! Come stop by and grab a featured button:

southernscraps said...

Adorable! I've got to try this.

Christine@ Projects Around the House said...

Love this sweater. So cute!

Emily711 said...

I am so doing this...thanks for the easy tape tutorial. I will def. be following your cute blog!!


LLCoolTam said...

Thanks for posting such a wonderful DIY. Yours is the first project I ever tired! I posted my end result here.

Thanks again!

ngnrdgrl said...

Love it! Great job. Going to pin this.

moviegirl913 said...

Where did you get the original sweater from?