Many of us like to wear sweatshirts–they’re comfy and cozy for winter days at home. It’s easy to convert a sweatshirt to a cardigan and use it as a basic canvas for embellishing. Just follow these easy steps:
- Find the center front of the shirt by matching the “side seams”. Many sweatshirts are knitted in a circle so they don’t really have side seams, but approximate based on the underarm sleeve placement. Mark the center front along the enter length of the shirt.
- Before cutting on the line, reinforce on each side it with stitching 1/8″ away from the marking.
- Cut between the sewn lines to open up the sweatshirt.
- Embellish it as desired, then bind the front edges to finish. If you’re making a button and buttonhole closure, add a narrow fabric facing or grosgrain ribbon behind the opening to prevent stretching.
- If you want to trim the ribbing off the neck or lower edge, follow a similar process of stitching first to prevent stretching, then cutting next to the stitching. Bind edges to finish.