Of all the repurposing projects I have done, this one is easily in the running for my favorite! It lays really well and goes with pretty much everything. It was quicker than I thought to make, and since it was a hand me down from my Mom (thanks, Mom!!) it cost me nothing to make. So when I enter it into my “worth my precious time” calculator, it was without a doubt a profitable investment. 😉
Here’s how I did it!:
I first cut the sleeves and neck off.
Then I turned the sweater inside out and pinned it.
All that was left was to sew the new hem line and I was done!
It lays great!
Keep in mind that the size of sweater you use will make a big difference in how the cowl lays. This sweater was a women’s small.
I am now on the hunt for some more colorful sweaters for my girls..and maybe me too:) Pretty soon the thrift stores will have all their sweaters on clearance. With those prices and all the potential projects I will be loading up!