Recycle A Mom Cardigan Sweater Into A Toddler One

5 years ago

 

For this tutorial I use a serger, which is what makes this so, so simple to do! First I found a sweater that I did not want any longer, didn't fit me right, etc. but that I still "liked," and wasn't too bulky.

 

Then I shortened the arms by cutting them off. Just like this here. Measure you child's arm length to get the right length for your sweater recycling project. You can use the sleeve remnants for arm or leg warmers! Cut the length of the sweater as needed as well.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So then I take the back of the sweater and fold it in half, long ways. Pin it as the picture in the right shows, basically, you are going to take the sweater in, to do this you just take off  inches from the back. In the following pictures you will get to see what this looks like. You will have a big serged seam going all the way down the back of your sweater.Be sure to remove your pins as you are working though!

 

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