How to Add Colour to an Old Cardigan

by Karen Larard

Beginner project.


  • Old cardigan
  • Bright coloured yarn
  • Embroidery hoop
  • Embroidery needle
  • Water resolvable marker.
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    I've just started embroidering, and I needed an easy beginner project. This old lime green friend is going to be my first attempt.

    Step 2

    I wanted a flower motive, so I started by making a long line of stem stitches. This is how to make them.

    Step 3

    After making the stem for my flowers, I wanted to mark, where to place the flowers. I used the water erasable pen. The other pen simply disappeared before I was done embroidering.

    Step 4

    Next time, I'll do the flowers first.

    Step 5

    Satin stitch. I found that a embroidery hoop made it easier. Place the screw so, your yarn don't get caught on it.

    Step 6

    Lazy daisy stitch.

    Step 7

    French knot.

    Step 8

    My very first embroidery attempt. The flowers looks like a blindfolded 3 year old made them, but it was great fun making this, and great practice. My husband is currently hiding all his sweaters. 😄