Jacquelynne Steves

No Sew Sweater Makeover

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One more throwback post… Learn how to do a No Sew Sweater Makeover.  This has been one of my very most popular “pins” on Pinterest! It’s so easy to take an old pullover sweater and turn it into an adorable cardigan- and there is little or no sewing required! You can have so much fun with all of the cute ribbon and buttons available today (and you probably already have a ton in your stash, just waiting for the “perfect project”… )

No Sew Sweater Makeover

Here is a photo of a sweater that oldest daughter has had forever. It had shrunk and become too short, but she still liked the color:

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We marked the center of the sweater, then carefully cut up the center of the sweater front.

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We cut 2 pieces of fusible hem tape the length of the sweater front.

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We fused the hem tape to the wrong side of the cut edges of the sweater, then turned them under and fused the hem down.

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We sewed ribbon down the front of the fused edges, and added buttons. (You can glue on the ribbon if you would like- it just may not hold up in the washing machine!) Voila- new spring cardigan! Won’t this be cute with a pair of jeans or a summer skirt….

I wish I had taken a photo of daughter wearing this with her plain navy summer dress- it looked really adorable! This project took less than an hour, and cost just a few dollars for the ribbon and buttons. Maybe this weekend would be a good time for you to go through your closets, or some thrift shops, and find a waiting treasure?

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  • Posted May 18, 2014 at 8:20 am | Permalink

    How clever!!

    • mary
      Posted April 16, 2015 at 7:51 pm | Permalink

      Love it. Will go Thrift Store Shopping

  • Janice
    Posted November 6, 2017 at 10:21 pm | Permalink

    Would love emagazine

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