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Half Term Haberdashery

Blogger, author and Liberty print expert Alice Caroline shows you how to customise a girl’s jumper – the perfect rainy day project to make this half term and wear all winter

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Haberdashery essentials

You will need

You will need Fabric scraps or squares, we’ve used Liberty print, five pieces of interfacing or bondaweb, an assortment of buttons and embellishments, a sewing machine, an iron, needle, thread and of course a jumper to customise. The rabbit design we’ve made here has four different layers but you can take out or add depending on how many layers/circles you’d like. Download and print Alice’s template here. This template is for a girl’s jumper age 6-8.

Please note: the largest circle on the template is there for you to use as a guide to cut out your interfacing during step 4.

Cut your template

Steps 1&2

Step 1 Cut a piece of fabric roughly the size of the template. Iron interfacing to the wrong side of this piece, pin to the template and cut out around your chosen largest layer.

Step 2 Iron interfacing to the wrong sides of each fabric you’d like to use for your next layers, and repeat the pinning and cutting process until you have all your pieces.

Stitch each piece

Steps 3&4

Step 3 Peel off any backing from your layers and position them as you want them to appear on your jumper, smallest on top of largest. Iron to fuse together, then stitch round close to the edge of each inner piece.

Step 4 Make sure your remaining interfacing is roughly 1cm larger than your template, and iron to the wrong side of your jumper where you’d like your design to sit.

Add to your jumper

Steps 5&6

Step 5 Turn your jumper inside out, and iron your second piece of interfacing to the wrong side of where you want your fabric to sit. Make sure the interfacing is roughly the same size as your template.

Step 6 Position your sewn-together pieces on the right side of the jumper, pin and stitch round the outside edge.

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Get creative!

Hand-stitch your buttons, pearls and beads on to your design. We’ve given the rabbit an eye and a necklace but the sky’s the limit. Other ideas include placing buttons on the shoulders, or using an old pearl necklace to create a border.

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