Several of the old baby sweaters me and my siblings used to wear as babies were stained even though they had been washed. So I decided to try out a project I found in a lovely book; Cool Baby, making new out of old, a book I ordered recently. And since I am in love with elephants a baby dumbo got to parade on the first stained sweater.
You draw the picture you want and convert it into a cross stitch pattern (you can use mine if you wish). Fasten some waste canvas ( = stramalj) to the sweater and start cross stitching the pattern.
I used double sewing machine thread.
Cut off extra canvas from the edges...
... and start removing the waste canvas.
... and done! Pretty little elephant.