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


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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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