Hello Lovely Cupboard Readers! It's Mareth, your crafty contributor, here to share one of my favorite new crafty accessories with you.
If you're a fan of Mad Men or vintage clothing from the 50's and 60's, you're probably no stranger to sweater chains. These cardigan guards are making a resurgence and can be found all over Etsy these days.
The version I'm sharing incorporates some of my favorite things; nautical themes, embroidery and felt!
I used 2 strands of DMC floss and a simple back stitch to embroider the small designs on a piece of wool felt. I attached that circle to a piece of background felt using a whip stitch and then added a decorative blanket stitch around the border.
I used jewelry clips and brass chain for the hardware. After a bit of wire clipping and bending, I used my trusty Gorilla Super Glue to attach the clips to the back of the embroidered felt pieces. Those clips aren't going anywhere!These chains add a great touch of vintage flair to any outfit and are fun and easy to make. Consider using old clip-on earrings or your favorite vintage buttons to make an even simpler version! They can be worn a number or different ways and even look cute closing blouses.
Try making your own and don't hesitate to contact me if you have questions or need guidance!