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{Recycled Fashion Crafts} Plain Pullover to Ribbon Cardi

Kim, from Exquisitely Unremarkable, shares her latest recycled fashion craft idea. Transform a plain pullover

sweater to cardi complete (1)

sweater to cardi complete (1)

sweater into an exquisite ribbon cardigan!  With a little sewing knowledge and few easy steps you to can make this!  Finish your upcycled cardi with a beautiful Mini Bowdabra Bow.

Materials Needed:

  • Sweater
  • 1.5 inch thick grosgrain ribbon
  • .5 inch grosgrain ribbon
  • Thread
  • Needle
  • Sewing machine
  • Snaps
  • Mini Bowdabra with Ruler
  • Bowdabra Wire

Instructions:

1. Begin by gathering all the materials you will need to make this craft.

{Recycled Fashion Crafts} Plain Pullover to Ribbon Cardi

{Recycled Fashion Crafts} Plain Pullover to Ribbon Cardi

 

2. Cut the sweater down the center to create your cardigan sweater.  To finish the edges of the cardigan use 1.5″ grosgrain ribbon.

{Recycled Fashion Crafts} Plain Pullover to Ribbon Cardi

{Recycled Fashion Crafts} Plain Pullover to Ribbon Cardi

 

3. Begin to sew the ribbon to the sweater.

{Recycled Fashion Crafts} Plain Pullover to Ribbon Cardi

{Recycled Fashion Crafts} Plain Pullover to Ribbon Cardi

 

5. Sew both sides of the cardigan using the grosgrain.

{Recycled Fashion Crafts} Plain Pullover to Ribbon Cardi

{Recycled Fashion Crafts} Plain Pullover to Ribbon Cardi

 

6. Your sweater will look similar to this when finished.

{Recycled Fashion Crafts} Plain Pullover to Ribbon Cardi

{Recycled Fashion Crafts} Plain Pullover to Ribbon Cardi

 

7. Make the bow for the sweater by placing the Hair Bow Tool & Ruler onto the Mini Bowdabra.  Cut 12″ of Bowdabra Bow Wire and fold the wire in half.  Place the wire into the Mini Bowdabra.

{Recycled Fashion Crafts} Plain Pullover to Ribbon Cardi

{Recycled Fashion Crafts} Plain Pullover to Ribbon Cardi

 

8. Form the bow onto the Mini Bowdabra use the ruler as your guide to create exact bow loops.

{Recycled Fashion Crafts} Plain Pullover to Ribbon Cardi

{Recycled Fashion Crafts} Plain Pullover to Ribbon Cardi

 

9. Sew snaps onto the top of the cardigan.  Hand-stitch one to the cardigan and one to the back of the bow.

{Recycled Fashion Crafts} Plain Pullover to Ribbon Cardi

{Recycled Fashion Crafts} Plain Pullover to Ribbon Cardi

 

10. Your plain pullover transformed into a beautiful ribbon cardi is complete.

{Recycled Fashion Crafts} Plain Pullover to Ribbon Cardi

{Recycled Fashion Crafts} Plain Pullover to Ribbon Cardi

Craft Tutorial by Bowdabra Designer Kim

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