I love a quick refashion. I have had this striped short sleeve sweater sitting around for more than a year now, and I never wear it. Every time I put it on, I take it right back off. Do you have clothing like that? Something that you really should by all intents and purposes LOVE, but for whatever reason you just don’t. That was this sweater for me.
So I decided to switch it up.
Tie Back Sweater DIY.
- Thrifted Sweater that fits loosely, but well
- Knit fabric / mesh fabric / or other fabric that does not fray
- Basic sewing essentials
Step One – Gather supplies as listed.
Step Two – Lay the sweater out with the side seams in the middle, and the front and back on the fold. Using a rotary cutter, make an arced ‘U’ shape along the back folded center.
Step Three – Fold the neckline all around towards the inside and pin. Sew.
Step Four – Cut an 8″ strip of coordinating fabric selvage to selvage. Fold in half, matching up the selvage ends, and cut along the middle fold, giving you two ties. Bunch or fold the cut edge together, so that it is 3″ wide. Pin the bunched up edge underneath the back along the center of the ‘U’ shape. Sew and repeat for other side.
And you are finished!
A refashion / clothing make over that took you all of 15 minutes. You cannot beat that. Hopefully I will actually start wearing this shirt now.