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wearing spring for those cold days
fall calls for cardigans...and i wanted to make more...but I also wanted it as a tutorial...while making this I was given encouraged and ^///^I was so happy for that that I loved making it...so have fun...don't feel overwhelmed the results are definetly worth the newly gray hair...heh

Posted by ♥ Mimi Foxtrot♥ from Cliffside Park, New Jersey, United States • Published See ♥ Mimi Foxtrot♥ 's 47 projects »
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  • How to make a cardigan. Turtleneck To Cardigan Tutorial - Step 1
    Step 1

    ok this is a turtleneck....duh....the colors were so mesmerising I couldn't help but buy it....

  • How to make a cardigan. Turtleneck To Cardigan Tutorial - Step 2
    Step 2

    turn it inside out and cut off collar.....doesn't that feel better?grab your chalk and outline where you'll cut for the neck...and done your chest to cut open

  • How to make a cardigan. Turtleneck To Cardigan Tutorial - Step 3
    Step 3

    result

  • Step 4

    you either bought it or have it around, but you need a contrast faric that'll be used around the collar, for the button holes and to hold the buttons, and the-optional-pockets. Cut it into strips (how many?..as many as possibley needed)
    (I used mine from old pants)also depending on your fabric chose, be carful of frays and tuck in the edges when you sew

    sorry no pixes...

  • How to make a cardigan. Turtleneck To Cardigan Tutorial - Step 5
    Step 5

    ok follow me if you can:
    I took one strip and put it around one side of the opening...this part is for the button holes that will be made later... but the one that'll hold the buttons will be done later......continuing, tuck in the frays at the edges and pin like
    <- so...then sew it down.

  • How to make a cardigan. Turtleneck To Cardigan Tutorial - Step 6
    Step 6

    ok, I'm gonna start at the collar now...make the longest strip you can and wrapit around the collar and cut at the appropriate length.tuck it in and pin it down and then sew...basically it's the same consept of the sewing of lesson #5

  • How to make a cardigan. Turtleneck To Cardigan Tutorial - Step 7
    Step 7

    ok now for the one that'll have buttons...cut another strip wide and long enough...and get your pins, threaded needle, and buttons ready.

  • How to make a cardigan. Turtleneck To Cardigan Tutorial - Step 8
    Step 8

    ok before sewing the buttons on, you need to know where you'll have'em arranged and so grab a pencil and mark where ya want'em.& then sew

  • How to make a cardigan. Turtleneck To Cardigan Tutorial - Step 9
    Step 9

    then like the other parts of this tutorial , attach it to the cardigan and (carfeul of frays) and sew

  • How to make a cardigan. Turtleneck To Cardigan Tutorial - Step 10
    Step 10

    result and time to make button holes

  • How to make a cardigan. Turtleneck To Cardigan Tutorial - Step 11
    Step 11

    put the buttonhole side over the buttons and mark em

  • How to make a cardigan. Turtleneck To Cardigan Tutorial - Step 12
    Step 12

    do this for all your buttons

  • How to make a cardigan. Turtleneck To Cardigan Tutorial - Step 13
    Step 13

    then cut open a hole,then use the overseeing stich on the hole and the button should be able to get in

  • How to make a cardigan. Turtleneck To Cardigan Tutorial - Step 14
    Step 14

    now this part is optional...pockets!
    turn the cardigan inside out and grab a pen and ruler and make a not-too-big line and cut that said line

  • How to make a cardigan. Turtleneck To Cardigan Tutorial - Step 15
    Step 15

    now grab an extra fabric and cut to the size of the line (like in pix)and sew the sides so it'll actually hold something

  • How to make a cardigan. Turtleneck To Cardigan Tutorial - Step 16
    Step 16

    cut strap of the same length as well(if fabric crays cut a little longer then line to tuck in)

  • How to make a cardigan. Turtleneck To Cardigan Tutorial - Step 17
    Step 17

    now turn the cardigan inside out, but keep the pocket inside and take the strip and pin the strip,cardigan,and one side of the pocket and sew
    <-result

  • How to make a cardigan. Turtleneck To Cardigan Tutorial - Step 18
    Step 18

    then sew the other part/side of the pocket to the cardigan and sew...once done you have a hidden pocket...repeat pocket steps to get it on the other side...

  • How to make a cardigan. Turtleneck To Cardigan Tutorial - Step 19
    Step 19

    ok, the arms...cut off ends
    <-like so

  • How to make a cardigan. Turtleneck To Cardigan Tutorial - Step 20
    Step 20

    grab a long enough strip to cover that end and cut off excess fabric, oin and sew...

  • How to make a cardigan. Turtleneck To Cardigan Tutorial - Step 21
    Step 21

    done! repeat for the other arm and your cardigan is done, Rock it out, make more.

    Love, Foxtrot<3

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