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Monday, June 14, 2010

T-Shirt to Cardigan Refashion Tutorial

I lucked out and found two of the same shirts on clearance at Target. They were super cheap and extra lightweight.

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I took the larger shirt and cut it down the middle.

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Then I cut all the way around the neckline.
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Then I chopped off the arms right below the elbow.
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Then starting at the bottom hem I cut up the middle at a slight angle until I reached the neckline. Then repeated on the other side.
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Next I grabbed my second shirt and cut off the top part right below the arm pits.
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Then I cut that piece into three sections.
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I took one of the side pieces and attached it to one of the middle pieces. The side piece with the seam will go around the neck. I did this with the other side piece and middle piece as well.
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Lining up the hem I pinned the pieces to each side of the shirt. Then I sewed each side stopping about two inches from the end. I did not attach the two side pieces at the collar. Since I wanted to make sure the hems matched up, I sewed these pieces together at the very end. Then I finished attaching it around the neck to create a collar.
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Voila.
Your lightweight t-shirt cardigan is complete.

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Wrap it around and pin the side for a more fitted look.
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6 comments:

Theallamenta said...

it's so beautiful, I wonder if I would be able to make one!

Cara said...

This is fabulous! I saw the inspiration piece and think yours is cuter. The tutorial is great, I may even try this. I work in an office that goes from normal temp to frigid on and off throughout the day. I would love a lightweight jacket to throw on.

Christina said...

I love it Jen! so clever and so functional!

Stacy said...

Thanks for the tutorial! It does look great on you. :)

Deb said...

That is fantastic and such a clear tutorial. Thanks xxx

Bonnie said...

Very well done.

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