We found some lovely old knitting patterns in a charity shop and decided to give them a makeover. We copied and then photo shopped the original patterns to give them more colour. Then we sewed lines of stitching to add detail.
You will need –
Patterns 50p from charity shop
Photocopier and computer (or use the original patterns)
Old frames £2 each charity shop
Tester pots emulsion paints in different colours from £2.99
Command strips for hanging pictures £3.99
Total price £9.49
- Paint your frames with brightly coloured emulsion paint.
- Measure the size of the interior of the frame. Scan the patterns, and on your computer make the patterns to that size.
- Enhance the colours using photoshop on your computer.
4.Print out each of the patterns.
5.Using a sewing machine place each pattern in turn and draw with your machine round necklines, sleeves and even pockets. You can even add a pattern, as we did on a skirt, using a zig zag stitch.
- Place the patterns in the frames. Hang on the wall using command strips.
Tips: You can use knitting or sewing patterns. Before sewing through paper do a few practices to get the feel of it.