Cardigan with Beaded Rhinestone Appliqués
Transforming a seasonal sweater from plain to oh-so-pretty is as easy as ironing or sewing on a beautiful mix of appliqués.
Photography: Marcus Smith
Source: Martha Stewart Living
Appliqués and embroidered patches can be ironed onto almost any item in your closet. Think: purses, jeans, hats, blouses, shoes, skirts, even a lightweight cardigan such as this one. Make your own one-of-a-kind sweater (and make a fabulous fashion statement all at once).
Attach appliqués with iron-on transfer paper or by sewing. These two large beaded motifs only required a few stitches for each leaf and petal, since sturdy mesh backing holds them together.
(Tip: If you use two of the same embellishments, mix things up; one of this pair was sewn on upside down.)