By Trilby Goouch
With more than enough time on my hands over the holidays, I decided to take a trip to my local craft store and do a DIY day with a girlfriend. There’s something very satisfying about taking a plain sweater or t-shirt that you don’t give much attention and instantly updating it into a current statement piece. For my DIY project, I decided to transform a simple H&M sweater and long sleeved Wilfred knit using zippers. I’ve seen this type of detailing on jeans, leggings, sweaters and t-shirts, and for under $10.00 I decided to try making my own version.
What you need:
• 1 small zipper and 1 long
• Fabric glue
• Sweater (mine was wool) and/or long sleeved cotton knit
For the sweater…
1. Put on your old sweater and mark with a sharpie where you would like your front ‘pocket’ zipper to be
For the knit…
1. Flip over your shirt and eyeball the centre of the shirt, using the label as a guideline
2. Apply glue to back of zipper, carefully place along back of shirt and press hard (make sure it’s straight!)
Note: Avoid washing your garment in the washing machine; instead, spot wash
Where to buy? I went to Fabricland (located at 500 Gardiners Road), however you can also find materials at Michael’s Arts and Crafts (located at 656 Gardiners Rd).