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Sweater restyled into exposed zip-cardigan

Added Dec 27, 2011

by kimberley28

Wolf…, Germany






I think it is awfully hard to find really interesting sweaters off the rack, especially for someone who is only 5‘ tall. This sweater had been one of my favorites; but, I got bored with the closed neck style. After deciding that I‘d rather have a more open neckline, I decided to give this green sweater a little color punch of brown, turquoise and yellow by adding some patterned fabric and make it into a zip-cardigan style. You might also want to have a look at these instructions: http://www.burdastyle.com/techniques/converting-old-jumper-into-new-cardie . There seems to be a problem with the “My project is based on” function that won’t acknowledge this.

Material Notes

You need: 1 plain sweater, a piece of cotton fabric 140 cm x 12 cm, 1 zipper (length of zipper & cotton fabric varies depending on length of sweater. Take the sweater with you when you buy the zipper and fabric. You might want to buy more fabric if it is patterned), thread



Related Techniques


Garment Type
Cotton, Knits/Jersey


Converting old jumper into new cardie

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    Jan 4, 2012, 08.36 AMby kimberley28

    @saylavie & @blueartisan thanks. I don’t get to sew often enough, so it was like jumping into cold water. But, I’m happy with the results.

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    Jan 2, 2012, 03.21 AMby blueartisan

    What a great idea!

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    Jan 1, 2012, 02.14 PMby saylavie

    nice tutorial, gonna try it!

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