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!
- sweater or sweatshirt (I used this one from Target for $19.99)
- 1 sheet felt
- matching thread
Before and After 1 of 7
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!
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