The other day I’ve found one of my favorite sweaters deep down in my closet only to realize it “shrunk”. Uhm… I remember that one day it didn’t fit anymore and makes me look fat but I still love it as it’s so warm and cozy. So what can you do? I decided to make a cardigan out of it in 3 easy peasy steps.

old sweater

Cut it open.

cut open

I used some scrap fabric that had the length of the cut and made two fabric stripes


which edges were folded to the middle to have something that looks like the right stripe.

fabric stripes

I pinned these stripes to the cut edge and sewed along.

fix it

15 mins later it was done. I attached one of my labels since I recently read it can be good to wear things you made yourself to promote and so I thought my label would be cool in there :-)


It looks very nice and it’s a quick adjustment that you can easily do even when you don’t have the slightest sewing skill. As long as you can stitch straight you don’t have to throw away your pullovers that you grew out of… uuhhmmm… I mean… pullovers that shrinked overnight! haha. Happy sewing.


Hallo ich bin Lou! Schön das du hergefunden hast! Ich hoffe du fühlst dich wohl und lässt dich wunderbar inspirieren!

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