refashioned cardigain {a tutorial}

Hey y’all!  Alida from I Make Stuff here again to share my Pinspiration project with you.  Today I’m going to tell you a story:  

Once upon a time there was a sad little cardi.  

It was not ugly…just BORING.  It had been in the Good Will pile for months.  It had never even been on a date!

Then one day a refashionista came and saved it from the Good Will pile and gave it a sassy new look.

So much better.

 The cardi finally got to go out on a date.  It had previously been used only for carpool and errands only, so this was a big day! 

Do you want to take a cardi from drab to fab with me?  Here we go!

You will need:

1 boring cardigan (make sure the knit is fairly small or else you’ll have problems with fraying.)
1/2 yard fun knit fabric…the sky is the limit!  I personally love cheetah print.
Serger OR Sewing Machine with a jersey needle.

If using a sewing machine, make sure you use a zig zag stitch.  No need to finish the edges as long as the knit on your cardi is fine.  

Now add a belt and some jewelry and hit the town!

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I am the wife of a medical student and the mother of four incredible children. I love fashion, and am obsessed with Pinterest! I feel that great fashion should be accessible to everyone so I will help you recreate top looks for less! [Read more]


  1. 1

    Very creative. I like it!

  2. 2

    OMG…love it! You look beautiful! Great idea!!!!!!!

  3. 3

    so smart! I would have never thought to turn an old sweater into something that pops! This would be so cute on my daughters sweater too! now to find a friend who will do it for me…hhhmmm

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