Hello Everyone! Believe me, when I say that this is the furry is sweater ever! The fabric is a knit furry fabric. It’s stretchy and the wrong side is clear to see, so it makes it much easier to sew. There are many ways to turn it into a cardigan, but I cut it strategically to make it have a certain style. It doesn’t take that long, but I would leave some time to vacuum and or lint roll. *A LOT*
- Cut your fabric so that the long side is double the short side. (2x by x) Then fold it to look like this. Make sure that the right sides aren’t showing.
Here’s a picture of all my rulers laid out. It’s zoomed into one of the under arm measurements.
2. Use an old sweater as reference. Mark the sides and pin in place.
FOLD THE FABRIC IN THE MIDDLE OVER EACH OTHER JUST TO HAVE SOME EXTRA SPACE.
3. Without cutting, sew on the lines drawn.
I’m sorry the picture is upside down, I really wanted to get a full picture.
4. After trying it on, if it fits, trim.
5. Hem the sleeves and the bottom.
6. OPPTIONAL: If you have extra fabric, cut a rectangle so that it can go around the raw edges left.
7. Sew it right sides together, and then tuck it in and make an almost waistband like strip for around the sweater.
VOILA! I really liked the outcome of it. I’m going to be completely honest, I did NOT enjoy this making this. Although it was worth it. Some cautionary advice in case you want to make them:
- Go slowly when you sew, the fur gets caught in the machine and you will have to re-sew parts
- Zig-Zag stitch the raw seam edges
- Only fold it in once, it may get too thick.
- Lint roll often
I hope you enjoyed this post! I’m sorry this post was so long, but there was a lot of information to include. Have a great December.
HAVE A FABULOUS DAY!