Clothing + Fashion sweater to cardigan tutorial

Published on July 3rd, 2013 | by Becky Striepe

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Old Sweater + Organic Ribbon = Cardigan!

sweater to cardigan tutorial

Got an old sweater? Turn it into a cardigan!

What? Who needs a cardigan in the summer? Everyone! It may be sweltering out there, but businesses seem to love pumping up the air conditioning in summer. Brr! I try to always keep a cardigan in my bag, so when freezing A/C strikes, I’m not caught shivering at the movies or the grocery store.

This v-neck sweater was a hand-me-down from my husband, who was cleaning out his closet. It was in perfect shape, but I think I shrunk it in the wash accidentally. D’oh! Since it’s not wool, it didn’t end up felted, which means it was a bit small on him but still totally wearable. I wasn’t super keen on wearing a sweater in July, though, so I decided to convert this sucker into a preppy cardigan instead. It’s going to look so cute with a tank top, pair of shorts, and my new red slip-ons!

Got your own old sweater you want to convert to a cardigan? Click here for the tutorial!


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My name is Becky Striepe (rhymes with “sleepy”), and I am a crafts and food writer from Atlanta, Georgia with a passion for making our planet a healthier, happier, and more compassionate place to live. My mission is to make vegan food and crafts accessible to everyone!. If you like my work, you can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, and .



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