I Love to Create: Spray Dyed Applique!

Ready to dive into Fall fashion but can’t fully commit to buying whole pieces in the latest, trendy colors?  Here’s a simple solution!  Turn a “safe” colored, versatile piece into a showcase for the season by adding a spray-dyed applique to the lapel.  I’m really into purple for this season, so I took a plain, grey cardigan and some of the new Tulip Fabric Spray Paints, and got to work.  Here’s how!

Cardigan Sweater
White, Lace Motif Applique
Tulip Fabric Spray Paint
Needle & Thread
  • Place lace motif appliques on a piece of cardboard or newspaper.  Spray liberally with Fabric Spray Paint until saturated.  Let dry.

  • Using a wet paper towel, wipe the dye off of any sequin or beads.
  • Pin dyed appliques onto desired spot of cardigan.  Hand sew in place.

TIP:  For a no-sew option, use Fabric Fusion to glue appliques onto your sweater!

That’s all there is to it.  Just 3 simple steps for creating an everyday cardigan that’s anything but basic!

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