An Easy DIY Valentine's Day Sweater for Your Date Night!

Last year around Valentine’s Day, I saw a photo of someone wearing a darling LOVE sweater with the word spelled out in pretty cursive, and a heart instead of the “O.” I have no idea who she was or where she bought it, but this year, I remembered it when I was coming up with a few fun Valentine’s projects, and knew I had to make myself one.

With a store bought sweater and a sheet of red felt, it was a super easy project that I made in under an hour. It’s cute and looks pretty professional; plus it’s festive, but it’s not too Valentine-y so it can be worn anytime throughout the rest of the year!

Click through for an easy tutorial to make yourself a fun LOVE sweatshirt for Valentine’s Day!


  • Before and After 1 of 7
    Love Sweater

    A simple sweater from Target becomes a darling graphic top in just a few easy steps! Keep clicking through for the tutorial!

  • Step 1. Create Your Template 2 of 7

    Take a plain piece of paper and sketch out your letters with a pen or pencil. 

  • Step 2. Start Your Pattern 3 of 7

    Carefully cut around the letters, and then pin it to your felt to use as a pattern. 

  • Step 3. Snip, Snip 4 of 7

    Carefully cut around your paper pattern to cut out the felt. Remove the pattern and cut out the openings in the "L" "O" and "E." 

  • Step 4. Pin and Sew! 5 of 7

    Pin the letters in place on your shirt (try your shirt on if needed so you get the proper placement across your chest).

    Then, using a sewing machine, sew the letters to the shirt with a straight stitch. I stitched mine around the outer edge of each letter and then on the inner edge.

    If you don't own a sewing machine, use a needle and thread to attach the letters. 

    NON-SEWING ALTERNATE: Use fabric glue to secure the felt letters in place. 

  • TA-DA! 6 of 7

    And you're done! It's as easy as that!

  • Final Product 7 of 7

    A super simple project that anyone can do try it out for Valentine's Day this year!

Find more of Merrick’s style and writing at Merrick’s Art

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