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Sweater to Cardigan

Added Feb 21, 2011

by xanray

Birmingham, Alab...






I took an old sweater I didn’t wear anymore {everything seems to be too short for my tastes now…} and cut it up the middle. Added single fold bias tape to the finish the edges and a chiffon flower pin.

Material Notes

Cotton sweater, single fold bias tape




Garment Type

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    Feb 23, 2011, 12.22 PMby lennert

    Love this one,what a great idea!

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    Feb 23, 2011, 06.28 AMby MyRomanApartment

    The little button detail on the shoulder is so cute on a cardigan. Love the flower!

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      Feb 23, 2011, 02.36 PMby xanray

      Thank you so much! Yes, the snaps on the shoulder are a cute detail :)

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    Feb 22, 2011, 06.35 PMby yolimba

    I did exactly the same with 5 sweaters I didn’t wear anymore :-)

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      Feb 22, 2011, 06.55 PMby xanray

      Best refashion I’ve ever done. Wearing a navy turtleneck I did in the same way today :) Love it.

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    Feb 22, 2011, 03.03 PMby kbuckfeen

    this is great- you did a beautiful job. i’ve had a lovely but much too short sweater sitting in my closet for about a year now…i am absolutely taking a cue from this project and making it wearable once more!

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      Feb 22, 2011, 05.08 PMby xanray

      Yay! Hope to see it under Projects soon :)

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    Feb 22, 2011, 02.12 PMby prettysewinggirl

    Good idea! Thanks for sharing :)

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    Feb 22, 2011, 01.46 PMby ielle palmer

    that is a SUPER smart idea! Great job! I might be off to salvo soon, to give this one a try! :)

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      Feb 22, 2011, 02.11 PMby xanray

      Would love to see your results if you do! :) Let me know if anything in the instructions aren’t clear. That was my first time adding a How To here.

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    Feb 21, 2011, 06.50 PMby SimplyTuTuSweet

    Cute. I love redoing sweaters. So fun and easy. Great job.

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      Feb 22, 2011, 02.12 PMby xanray

      Thank you! :)

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    Feb 21, 2011, 04.03 PMby Testosterone

    Resourceful! That’s what you are.

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      Feb 22, 2011, 02.12 PMby xanray

      I try my best to be! :)

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