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Valentines Challenge 2019 Green Sweater 2

Valentine’s Refashion Challenge 2019, Day 2 – Green Jumper meets Camouflage

It’s time to reveal the second refashion in our Valentine’s Challenge, and hearts and flowers are replaced by camouflage fabric for the subject of this makeover – a bright green jumper pulled from the heap pictured below.

In case you didn’t see our  first post on the Challenge, to celebrate the launch of our new range of mini patches suitable for smaller size childrens’ clothes, we’re seeing how many garments from a heap of charity shop cast offs can be refashioned into something cool before 14th February.

The new ‘Mini’ range (heart, circle, square and oval shapes)  is available as well as adult and child size patches in most of our usual fabrics. Simply choose the patch fabric design you like (shown in our shop as oval by default) and then select your preferred size and shape from the options button.  *Please check which measurements will be suitable for your garment – these are listed in the ‘additional information’ section.

How many upcycled transformations can we make from this heap of kids clothes?


This jumper was a bit of a find actually, as it’s hand knitted and rather smart, with barely a sign of wear.  Still, it could do with a little more edge, so after some deliberation between sand, blue or green camo, I chose same colour as the garment, but square rather than oval shape.  Child size patches at 8cm square were the best fit for this garment size.

After ironing on and securing permanently with a line of running stitch around the edge, the patches are given another quick press to finish off.

And that’s that!  Quick and easy, and I hope you love the result as much as I do.  Why not let me know what you think?

Look out for our third project coming very shortly. Meantime, why not have a go yourself and email us a photo of your creation so we can feature it on the website.  If you’d like more help with the patch application process, we have some helpful tutorials here.

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