Hello everyone! So last week I posted the easiest craft from my "sisters crafting day", so now I'll post the most complicated one. But don't get scared off! It just takes a little extra time and concentration. Really though, if I can do it, you can!
Here we go!
- Old sweater
- Sewing machine
- Thread that matches the sweater
- Measuring tape/ruler
- 2-3 hours
Step Two: Lay your sweater out on a flat surface, front facing up. Measure the bottom of your sweater. Mine was 14" across. Find the middle point and mark it with a fabric marking pencil. (Note - I don't own a fabric marking pencil so I simply use a white colored pencil. It works great!)
Step Three: Use a flat edge to mark from the center bottom of the sweater, all the way to the collar. Then cut along your line to open the sweater up on the front.
Step Four: My sweater had buttons along the top, so I cut them off and cut off as much excess fabric as I could.
|I couldn't cut off the button holes or my line would have been uneven. So I just cut off the extra fabric surrounding the button holes. They will be hidden later, so don't worry!|
With the sleeve right side out fold the cuff up over the sleeve. Match up the seam under the arm and pin it! Then sew along the bottom of the cuff (the part attached to the sweater). Gently stretch the fabric as you go to make sure you don't get any puckers or wrinkles. (Note - I pined mine all the way around to help me get it nice and even.) Remove the pins and try it on. Fold the cuff down to make sure the length is correct. If you are happy, cut off the excess fabric.