Feb 06, 2013 | Post by: Meghan 6 Comments

CIY: Frenchie Sweater

I took a closer look at the J.Crew Frenchie sweater and thought it would actually be pretty easy to recreate.  With a little drawing action on my part, I was able to create a pretty good template of the little French Bulldog.  I think it’s pretty cute.

Frenchie Sweater

Supplies:

- Black sweater (or whatever color you want your dog on)

- Tan felt (1 sheet)

- Cream felt (1 sheet)

- Dark red  felt (1 shet)

- Black  felt

- 1/4 yard Under Wonder (fusible web)

- Frenchie Dog Pattern (click and print)

- Black thread

- Red thread (to match your dark red felt)

- Iron

- Sewing needle

- Scissors

Frenchie Sweater

Step 1: Cut out the Frenchie dog pattern, pin the body to the tan felt, and cut.

Frenchie Sweater

Step 2: Cut out the face, pin it to the cream felt, and cut.

Frenchie Sweater

 Step 3: Cut out the eyes, nose, mouth and bow tie.  You will need to pin these to your black felt, and cut.  Cut out the mouth, pin to the dark red felt and cut.

Frenchie Sweater

Step 4: Place your cut eyes, nose, and mouth on the face of your Frenchie.

Frenchie Sweater

Step 5: You will now need to hand sew the eyes and nose with your black thread to your Frenchie face.  You will then hand sew the mouth with your red thread to your Frenchie face.

Frenchie Sweater

 Step 6:  Now, it’s time to add some detail to your Frenchie face.  You will want to stitch up the ears to add some detail.  You will also want to add a couple of freckles to your Frenchie’s face.  You will want to sew the bow tie with your black thread to the middle part of the neck

Frenchie Sweater

 Step 7: Now take your Frenchie body and face and pin to the top of your Under Wonder  (make sure this is on the textured side, and not the smooth paper side) and cut.  The Under Wonder is what will “glue” your Frenchie to your sweater.

Frenchie Sweater

Step 7: Make sure you add the paw detail to your Frenchie.  Take your black thread to sew on his little feet.

Frenchie Sweater

Step 8: Make sure your felt and Under Wonder are aligned.  Start ironing on the Under Wonder side.  This will melt the glue to your felt.  Follow the directions that come with the Under Wonder. Let cool.

Frenchie Sweater

 Step 9: After your felt has cooled, you will want to tear the paper away from your felt.  Find a corner and gently rip it away from the fabric.  This will expose the other sticky side of the Under Wonder.

Frenchie Sweater

Step 10: Place your Frenchie body on the center of your sweater with the glue side down.

Frenchie Sweater

Step 11: Iron over your Frenchie pressing down hard.  You want to make sure the heat setting on your iron is not too high.  You don’t want to melt your felt!  Follow the directions that came with your Under Wonder.  Let Cool.

Frenchie Sweater

You now have your very own Frenchie Sweater!  Thanks for the idea J.Crew.  Mine only cost $6.00 :)

Frenchie Sweater

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6 Comments to CIY: Frenchie Sweater

  1. Melisa
    February 6, 2013 7:55 pm

    EEK! So Cute! I’ll take an English Bulldog sweater, thanksssss!

  2. Duker
    February 9, 2013 3:50 pm

    Meg – you never cease to amaze! I saw a really cute fox sweater at JCrew I might challenge you to CIY!

  3. Stephanie
    February 11, 2013 7:21 pm

    I love your site! Very unique and always up on the latest trends.

    Can we follow eachother ?

    Website: http://www.beautifultothecore.com
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Beautiful-to-the-Core/

    Also, I am featuring a giveaway for a beautiful head piece if you have a second to enter :)

    XO Stephanie from Beautiful to the Core

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