November 22, 2010

new cardigan from an old sweater - with tutorial

I must apologize for my late lack of sewing related posts. But last month, after more than one year into my new life in America, my status changed back into a working member of the society :)I got a job. And hand in hand with that came the constant struggle for free time. If only I could trade in the one hour commute with one hour in front of my sewing machine…I hope to find soon a routine that will include back my hobby.

Embellish Knit Month” @ Grosgrain inspired me to transform one of my sweaters into a cardigan. It was in fact an old sweater from Dan’s closet, which he stopped wearing but which I couldn't find the heart to toss because it was still in a good shape. It had an outdated pattern but it was still good to wear.

The makeover gave it a new, fresh and more feminine look.

I measured the middle of the sweater and cut from waist to neckline.
I cut off the ribbing at the bottom.

I cut off half of the sleeves.
I double folded the raw edges of the sleeves and bottom and stitched them.
I stitched the raw edge of the new opening with a zig-zag stitch, folded it and stitched it.
I created the buttonholes and sewed on the buttons.


  1. Esti fantastica atunci cand te apuci sa creezi Stefi! mi-ai dat o idee geaniala. O sa imi transform si eu niste vechi pullovere in cardigan :) O zi frumoasa!

  2. Bineineteles ca e fantastica! :) Cine ar mai avea asa idei si sa le puna in practica cum o face Stefi?
    E foarte fainuta ideea ta, draga Stefi! Arata tare bine noul cardigan! Si iti sta minunat!

    Pupi imbratisaciosi! :)

  3. Te quedó de lo más bonita.
    Besos desde el Badulake

  4. maaaai iar te-ai tuns! :D imi place :D

    si daca nu ai ce face cand 'comuti', poti sa te apuci de impletit :P macar poti sa iei ustensilele cu tine


  5. I love it!
    I completely understand the lack of time! Best of luck to your new job!

  6. Love your new cardigan! Thanks so much for sharing!

  7. Ugly pullover...Great cardigan. Fantastic idea. I hate throwing out perfectly good clothes too. I think I'm goin' to have to use this one.

  8. Felicitari, imi place ce-a iesit!
    Sarbatori cu bine!

  9. wow- definitely will be looking out for some naf male jumpers- only to turn them into one of these lovely cardigans


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