DIY : CROPPED SWEATER


This simple refashion is a great solution for when that favorite sweater/sweater dress gets a wee bit too short. Might as well make it look like you meant it to be that way all along, right? And then you can get a little more wear out of it before retiring it for good.

I'm not really into midriff-baring, but a cropped sweater can be a fun layering tool in your wardrobe because it allows you to play with interesting proportions. Want to learn how to make one of your own? Check out the tutorial below!

YOU NEED
- sweater or sweater dress
- fabric shears
- sewing machine or serger
- matching thread

Need some inspiration? See some of my favorites here :  one | two | three | four | five

STEP 1
Measure sweater down to where you'd like the new hemline to sit and mark. Using fabric shears, carefully cut approximately 3/4" below the mark.

STEP 2
Use a sewing machine to finish the ragged edge with a zigzag stitch. A serger would work too!

STEP 3
Fold your finished edge to the inside of the sweater to create the new hemline and sew in place with a straight stitch.


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