This was one of my favorite shirts. Then it mysteriously obtained a stain on it that would not come out. I mean this was a stain like no other. I really didn't want to part with the shirt so I decided to try turning it into a cardigan. There are tons of blogs with info on how to do this. It seems to be all the rage now. I went to Joann's and bought some Heat and Bond Tape. I bought two sizes because I wasn't sure what size I wanted to use. I ended up using the 3/4 inch. I measured (well not really, I just eyed and pulled it to the center) and pinned the shirt in the center. I then cut down the middle. I followed the directions and made two seams on each side. I thought this is going great. I am totally loving this. Then I realized the stain was still visible. This was a big stain. So I added some buttons. The center button is covering the stain. Is it perfect? No. But it was a great learning experience and now I have a nice summer cardigan. I think I may try this again with some old sweaters or a Goodwill find. Try it. No sewing required.
I am a full time working mom of twin boys. My passion is my children. My hobby is quilting. This blog is my quilting journal. I love to share my quilts and arts and craft projects with friends and family. After a long hiatus of taking care of twin babies and then running after them as toddlers I finally have the time and energy to quilt again. I love sewing as my sons sit beside me or play near my sewing machine. Who knew boys could be so interested in quilting.