Turn a Tight Sweater Into a Cardigan

When your child's pullover sweaters become too tight to wear, turn them into a cardigan by cutting them straight down the front and binding the front edges with an attractive trim.

By Momof1 from Wilkesboro, NC

September 7, 20070 found this helpful

That's so clever! really frugal and smart!

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September 8, 20070 found this helpful

Works for an adult sweatshirt too. I got identical sweatshirts on sale, so I cut one down the front and faced the edges with firm, contrasting fabric. You could put in a separating zipper too.

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November 3, 20140 found this helpful

I like the idea of the zipper. Just buy a sweater or sweatshirt a size or two bigger than normal or when it's washed, it might be too small. This is a good idea for Christmas presents for my grandkids!!

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