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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

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Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
15793 Posts

Posted - May 21 2022 :  4:38:04 PM  Show Profile
Ok, how do you save a sweater?
For me,,, I machine embroider over a stain..
I bought this lovely soft Pullover/sweater not long ago, and go figure I was wearing it, and was in a bit of a hurry to through dinner together... Didn't put my apron on (lesson learned)... and yep! got some grease splatter on my sweater... Even Dawn dish soap and Fels-naptha couldn't get it out!..

What's a farm girl to do?... Yeppers! Machine embroidery over the splatter..
Ya Da!
Now it's still wearable!


The dark rectangle shadow is from my camera...

For some reason the green looks washed out in the close up.

Anyway, I am glad I don't have to relegate my sweater to the rag bin.

>^..^<
Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!

katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

15793 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
15793 Posts

Posted - May 21 2022 :  4:40:09 PM  Show Profile
I forgot to mention, the sweater is still damp,, letting it air dry.

>^..^<
Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!
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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

6055 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
6055 Posts

Posted - May 21 2022 :  4:43:44 PM  Show Profile
Looks good Grace. You did good.

Hugs, Sara "FarmGirl Sister" #6034 Aug 2014
FGOTM Sept 2015 & Feb 2019

Lord put your arm around my shoulders & your hand over my mouth.
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windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

3456 Posts

Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
3456 Posts

Posted - May 21 2022 :  5:18:23 PM  Show Profile
great way to save a sweater!! Will have to remember that idea.

Farming in WI

Michele
FGOTM June2019

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churunga
True Blue Farmgirl

3788 Posts

Marie
Minneapolis MN
USA
3788 Posts

Posted - May 21 2022 :  7:02:26 PM  Show Profile
Hand embroidery with crewel yarn also works.

Marie
Sister #5142
Farmgirl of the Month May 2014

Try everything once and the fun things twice.
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quiltee
True Blue Farmgirl

6785 Posts

Linda
Terrell TX
USA
6785 Posts

Posted - May 21 2022 :  7:18:11 PM  Show Profile  Send quiltee a Yahoo! Message
Great idea to save your sweater, Grace.


Farmgirl hugs,
Linda
Terrell, TX

Farm girl #1919
Farm Girl of the Month August 2015 and April 2017


"Women are Angels, and when someone breaks our wings, we simply continue to fly . . . on a broomstick - we're flexible, like that."
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debbieklann
Sharpshooter/Schoolmarm

529 Posts

Debbie
Madras OR
USA
529 Posts

Posted - May 21 2022 :  7:40:41 PM  Show Profile
Very pretty, Grace!!

Debbie Klann
Farmgirl Sister #770
2018 Farmgirl of the Year

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Jokamartell
True Blue Farmgirl

213 Posts

Karen
Kennewick WA
USA
213 Posts

Posted - May 21 2022 :  8:27:55 PM  Show Profile
Great fix, Grace!! I love it!!

Karen :)
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Dreamer42
True Blue Farmgirl

2133 Posts

April
Central Oregon
USA
2133 Posts

Posted - May 22 2022 :  09:29:20 AM  Show Profile
Fantastic idea! Beautiful embroidery!

Dreamer42
Farmgirl Sister #7038
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JeanP
True Blue Farmgirl

1073 Posts

Jean
Deary ID
USA
1073 Posts

Posted - May 22 2022 :  11:32:47 AM  Show Profile
You're sew creative Katmom. Great fix. What kind of stabilizing did you do? I've never tried to work on anything knitted. I love that sweater and would have been devastated too had I grease spattered it. I am so lax about wearing an apron but run around in sweats most of the time, so it really doesn't matter.

"However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at."
. . . .Stephen Hawking
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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

5281 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
5281 Posts

Posted - May 23 2022 :  12:40:34 PM  Show Profile
Thatís a great idea. And it turned out so cute. Way to go Grace!

Krista
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nndairy
True Blue Farmgirl

2463 Posts

Heather
Wapakoneta Ohio
USA
2463 Posts

Posted - May 23 2022 :  6:15:06 PM  Show Profile
What a great way to save a sweater! Much better than what I would do - make it a barn shirt LOL!

~Heather
Farmgirl Sister #4701
September 2014 Farmgirl of the Month


"The purpose of life is to enjoy every moment" - Yogi teabag
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

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Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
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Posted - May 23 2022 :  10:28:42 PM  Show Profile
Jean,, I used 2 layers of water soluble stabilizer on the underside and 1 layer of the water soluble stabilizer on the top side.
Then I soaked the sweater in water for a couple on minutes. the design area will feel a bit stiff until you wash it in soapy water....
Now I need to wash it with laundry soap.

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Red Tractor Girl
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Winnie
Gainesville Fl
USA
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Posted - May 24 2022 :  05:52:18 AM  Show Profile
Grace, it looks like you made a great rescue for your pretty green sweater with the embroidery. That was a good idea ! I totally understand about the apron wearing. The minute I forget to put mine on , I always get a spatter of something and then it is iffy whether I can get it out. I have the most luck with the laundry product Shout it Out that comes in a spray bottle. I spray it on rub it in real good, let it sit about half an hour and then wash as usual. It works quite well on many common stains and it is much easier that Fels Naptha.

Winnie #3109
Red Tractor Girl
Farm Sister of the Year 2014-2015
FGOTM- October 2018
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