January 29, 2012 § Leave a comment
As one of my goals this year is to repurpose items that I don’t use into things that I will use, I decided to try changing a pullover sweater I never wear (that I’ve had since high school!) into a an open sweater that I can just shrug on and off. I am not an amazing seamstress, but I think this project turned out well for me, and I am very happy with it!
Here’s what I used:
- An old pullover sweater
- A sewing machine
- A needle and thread
Here’s what I did (see photos below):
- I separated the “v” at the bottom of the neckline and cut along the horizontal seam, separating the two folds making them into “tabs.”
- Then, I found the middle of the sweater and cut a straight line vertically, following the knitted pattern down the length of the sweater.
- Next, I re-sewed the bottom horizontal section of the “v”, then folded the raw vertical edge under and sewed.
- I then folded the “v” in such a way that the folded part at the top of the neckline slowly tapered down to the end. I sewed it horizontally, then vertically to ensure it would stay.
Finally, the base of the neckline wanted to turn out and expose the seams on the inside, so I simply got some black thread and tacked down the edge of the fold so that it tapered smoothly. And there you have it, a repurposed sweater!