DIY A Cozy Pom-Pom-Sleeved Sweater

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Growing up in Wisconsin, Jenni Radosevich was always creating her own style. Now, living in New York, her affinity to "spot style you love, and do-it-yourself” has manifested itself into a website, I Spy DIY, and book, I Spy DIY Style. We tapped the DIY darling to help us out with a little sweater-weather project!

If you haven't already noticed, 3-D embellishments have been a huge trend this year, as have polka dots...and with a little craftiness to fuel our fashion fire, we couldn't help but mash these two trends together. For our 3-D polka dots, we're employing one of our favorite embellishments — pom-poms — to create some softly spotted sleeves. And with only four steps, this might be the easiest DIY we've ever done. The only downside? Beware of rogue petting — you'll have strangers wanting to stroke your arms!


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All you'll need are a few simple tools:
A sweater
Thick thread (in the same shade as the pom-pom) and a needle
Medium-sized pom-poms
Scissors
03_2Step 1: Thread your needle, then tie a knot at the end.


  04_3Step 2: Figure out where you want to place your pom-pom by the wrist of the sweater. Begin sewing from the top of the pom-pom.


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Stitch down through the center of the pom-pom, and through the sweater...


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...and up back through again!


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Repeat a couple times to ensure that the pom-pom is on tight.


08_8Step 3: Tie off the thread to secure and trim the excess thread.


09_10 There's your first pom-pom!


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Step 4: Continue to sew on pom-poms in lines along the sleeve. We like the look of sewing in a diamond pattern, but you can go free-form if you'd like!


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And there you have it. Wear it proudly — no jackets allowed!



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