Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Cashmere Sweaters Into Shawls

I make these huge cashmere shawls out of old sweaters, piecing them together and applying my little found fabric birds.  I've tried various stitches to make them look flat, professional and handsome.  But, never found the exact stitch.  There's been the zigzaging together, both butting each piece up to one another and overlapping slightly, the overlock, the cover stitch...non are satisfactory.

Really what I want is a flatlock machine but they are commercial and I don't think I want to get that serious about this.

But I do love the little birds and the shawls feel pretty good on a cold Capitola night!