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November 19, 2013

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November 19, 2013

DIY Cardigan

November 19, 2013
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Who doesn’t have a couple of old baggy sweaters hanging out in our closets?

You know the ones – you wear them around the house because they’re oh-so-cozy, but you’d never actually leave with them on.

It’s time to re-fashion one of them into something fun and new, thanks to this fabulous DIY from Tammy at a little punchy.

The best part is that you don’t have to stitch a thing (good news for a girl like me who doesn’t even own a sewing machine!). Don’t you just love a do it yourself project that doesn’t involved anything too complicated?

turn a baggy sweater into a cardigan without sewing a thing!Step 1: Using a ruler to keep your line straight, draw a line down the center of your sweater using fabric glue. This will keep your edges from fraying. Once the glue dries, follow the line with a scissor to cut the sweater in half.

Step 2: Select trim of your choosing (we used embossed croc from the Leather Hide Store) and weave it in and out of the sweater material, wrapping in a loose whip stitch.

cardigan made from a baggy sweater: before and afterStep 3: Add other embellishments if you’d like – Tammy chose to add extra trim to make it appear that this sweater has pockets. Otherwise – you’re done! How simple is that?!

If you love this DIY, don’t forget to Pin it! And check out this list of other easy DIYs too. We have tons of ideas to make over your home, your style, your beauty routine, and more. And we try to make them all as easy as possible.

 

 

6 comments

  1. Actually, it was really easy! And if you don’t have a leather strip… use a strip of extra fabric. Knit works best because it won’t fray but anything will do. Thick yarn even! I did learn my lesson though, whip stitch it loosely or it will start to stretch and curl. Not the look I was going for with this chunky knit sweater. If you like the ruffled look along the edges, go for it, then the tighter the better! I’d be interested to see your final project if you decide to take on this challenge! 🙂

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