T-shirt Upcycle to Cardigan

I have had this large long sleeved t-shirt for about a year. I paid $2.99 for it at the Salvation Army and appeared to be new. I had thought about embellishing it with a flower or two but could not come up with a original or cute idea so I decided to make a cardigan out of it. So lets get started and upcycle another piece of clothing! First I laid the shirt out and measured from under arm to under arm to find the exact center.
Once I found the center, I cut right up the middle. This step always makes me nervous ever since I was a child and tried to cut a collar on a coat to make it narrower. It was a disaster but I try not to think about it that much and just cut.
Once it was cut, I decided to use the hem from another t-shirt that I had cut up for another project. 
I cut two pieces of the hem of the t- shirt long enough to cover the edge of the cardigan and wrap around the top and bottom edge. I folded over the edge and pinned
Then I pinned it to one side of the cardigan. Making sure to fold over the top and bottom.
I then ran it thru my sewing machine with brown thread and using the hem stitch to guide me with my sewing. I repeated the process on the other side and was surprised by the results!
So different and now it is a cardigan! I love it and wore it over the weekend and plan to wear it to work this week since layers are a good thing!
Enjoy!

Comments

  1. this is a really nice....I like your new cardigan:))...
    thank you so much for sharing....
    greeting from croatia:))....
    M...

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  2. Oh how wonderful! I think I have half a closet full of soon to cardigans!
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  3. I knew it! I meant to ask you to confirm, but I was too busy eating, chasing toddlers and...eating some more! You crafty lady, you!

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  4. Simply Amazing! Love following your blog!!

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  5. Really, really cute. Love that you started with a scoop neck - makes for a really different cardi and SO cute!!!

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  6. What a great transformation!! Now you have a totally new piece to add to your wardrobe :) Please add this to my linky party
    www.seaminglysmitten.blogspot.com
    Jenny

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  7. Very cute! I'll have to make one of these. A girl can never have too many cardi's!
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  8. Oh how I love this. The T-shirts make such a soft cardigan too! It looks great on you! Thanks for the tutorial. I can think of a few shirts that I would like to do this with!

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  9. What a great idea!!

    Link it up at my new linky party, http://gigglesglitzandglam.blogspot.com/2010/11/glam-party.html

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  10. I love it! So cute and so creativie!

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  11. I love it, so cute! What a great idea!

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  12. That's awesome! I have tons of shirts I'm not ready to give up yet! Thanks ;)
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  13. Excellent job! It looks fabulous!
    You should come link this up to my weekly Thursday Making It With Allie Link Party! I think it would make a Fabulous addition!
    AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

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  14. This is a great idea. Sometimes I don't like clingy fabric and this is a good solution.

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  15. That turned out really cute! I love the way you finished the cut edges.

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  16. super cute!I just posted about recycling an old shirt into an anthropologie inspired tee. Love this!

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  17. Love it - and it even looks like something a beginner sewer like me could do!

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  18. I absolutely love this. I am all about mixing up the wardrobe like this with things you already have. So cute, great job!

    found you via funky junk interiors

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  19. Love love love! Nice tute--I wonder if you would share it at on my blog's new Tell Me Tuesday link party! http://vintagepollyanna.blogspot.com/2010/11/join-me-on-tuesdays-for-new-link-party.html

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  20. Thanks for linking! Glad you like the design--I just redid it yesterday to celebrate the new party so thanks for the kudos!

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  21. Wow! How clever! It looks fabulous! Such a fun cardigan and even better that you created it yourself! : )

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  22. Dandy idea! Thanks for the tutorial!

    Warm blessings,
    Spencer

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  23. I like your new cardigan:))...
    thank you so much for sharing....

    Funny Teeshirts

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