Friday, January 28, 2011

From Frumpy Sweatshirt to Cozy Wrap-Quick Fix!

I can not believe the things I find at the Dollar Store these days! I bought two of these sweatshirts with plans of making one of those pretty and cozy wraps.

First, I cut the front off of one sweatshirt following the side, sleeve seam, and shoulder seam.

On the second shirt, I cut straight up the sides through the sleeves, and then across the top just under the collar.

Then, putting the bottom edge ribbing of Piece 1/Sweatshirt 2 on the collar of Sweatshirt 1, sew the short end to the first sweatshirt following the side and sleeve seam. I found it fit better if I cut the remainder sleeve off of the piece where I sewed it. I think you will see what I mean when you put this together.
Bottom Ribbing at the Collar of Sweatshirt #1

Sew both pieces on this way.

That's as easy as it gets! I trimmed a little from the front bottom edge of the two pieces for my own tastes (and height).


  1. It's very clever and looks good!

  2. Thanks, Ladies! It would also work if you wanted to use two tee shirts.

  3. Love it! I wear jersey knit cardigans like this All. The. Time. and always wish I had one that was heavier and warmer. Ta-da!!!

    Get me to the dollar store!

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  5. Wow! I'm impressed! I never would've thought of this, but it turned out great!! Thanks for linking to Fancy This Fridays and for sharing our button! Can't wait to see your next link up!

  6. Super-cute! I followed you over from your old blog - thanks for posting the link!