I’m excited to share with you a tutorial for this super simple side button sweater I made for my daughter. This is probably the easiest garment you could ever make, but it turns out so cute and comfy! Everyone will want to know where you bought this boutique looking top, and your daughter will love just how comfy she is wearing it. In fact, you might love it so much that you will end up making on in your own size! Let me show you how to make it.
Side Button Sweater DIY.
WHAT YOU NEED:
- knit fabric
- 6 buttons
- sewing machine
- Grap your knit fabric and cut out your pattern pieces. You are basically cutting out 3 rectangles. You will want to cut out a neckline as well as slant the shoulders slightly as shown in the image below. I measured my daughter from elbow to elbow as a guide for how wide I wanted the rectangle to be and then measured her from shoulder to the bottom of her hip as a guide for how long I wanted the rectangle to be. This sweater is meant to be wide and boxy so it is very forgiving when it comes to drafting the pattern pieces. For the neck piece you will want to measure around the neckline you just cut and then cut the rectangle neck piece the same width.
- Now you will want to take the front and back pieces and with RST sew them at the shoulders. Then you will want to hem the sides as well as the bottom by folding under once and then folding under again. Take your neck piece and fold in half RST so that the two short ends are even with each other and sew.
- Now fold the neck piece in half with WST so you now have a ring that will attach to the neckline of your sweater to form the cowl neck. With RST sew in place. Now you will take your 6 buttons and sew 3 on each side of your sweater like shown below.
- That’s it!! SO quick and simple with such a cute end result! You could even make an adult version for yourself. It’s the perfect cozy sweater for fall. I’ll leave you with some photos of my daughter in her new side button sweater.