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Don't throw out those holey sweaters...get embellishing!
Here’s a couple of insanely quick fixes for those old moth-eaten sweaters hibernating at the bottom of your stash…

Posted by Confessions of a Refashionista from Toronto, Ontario, Canada • Published See Confessions of a Refashionista's 64 projects »
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  • How to make a cardigan. Sweet Sweater Simplicity - Step 1
    Step 1

    I snagged this ‘designer’ sweater on Winterschlussverkauf (super winter sale) for a mere €0.50…

  • How to make a cardigan. Sweet Sweater Simplicity - Step 2
    Step 2

    I figured it would be a snap to repair the rips in the neckline & as it already had an awesome leather-zip…

  • How to make a cardigan. Sweet Sweater Simplicity - Step 3
    Step 3

    my refashionista brain kicked into gear & I grabbed some leather bits from my stash

  • How to make a cardigan. Sweet Sweater Simplicity - Step 4
    Step 4

    & chopped ‘em into a bunch of triangular shapes…

  • How to make a cardigan. Sweet Sweater Simplicity - Step 5
    Step 5

    then stitched some around the neckline…

  • How to make a cardigan. Sweet Sweater Simplicity - Step 6
    Step 6

    and added a few more

  • How to make a cardigan. Sweet Sweater Simplicity - Step 7
    Step 7

    giving perfect mended-hole-coverage + a groovy new neckline!

  • How to make a cardigan. Sweet Sweater Simplicity - Step 8
    Step 8

    I saved my father-in-law’s old wool sweater from the bin, washed it in hot to shrink it to fit me, stitched up the remaining moth-bites & added a couple of fancy schmancy quilting patches for purty pockets…

  • How to make a cardigan. Sweet Sweater Simplicity - Step 9
    Step 9

    And there you have it - 2 delightfully easy yet fabulously fantastic cardi fixes!

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