Sunday, January 29, 2012

DIY Two-Tone Cardigan

Two-Tone Cardigan

I saw this two-tone cardigan over on The Clothes Horse a few months back and I just had to make one for myself. The split colors remind me of something a court jester would wear.:)

DIY Two-Tone Cardigan

(I'm also wearing my DIY Anthropologie-inspired scarf flats in this photo.)

Supplies for the two-tone cardigan:

♡ Two cardigans. I bought mine at Target.
♡ Double-fold bias tape (Here is a print-out you can use to make bias tape.)
♡ Straight pins
♡ Sewing machine (You can sew by hand if you want, it will just take a bit longer.)

Step 1:

Court Jester Cardigan

First you need to take your cardigans and cut them down the middle. I found it helpful to cut along the line of the knit.

Step 2:

Court Jester Cardigan

Next, line up the cut ends of the cardigan together and unfold the bias tape. Pin the bias tape and the cardigans together.

Step 3:

Court Jester Cardigan

Then stitch up the bias tape line. After you have one side stitched, fold over the bias tape and then stitch down the other side, securing the cut ends of the cardigans inside the bias tape.

DIY Two-Tone Cardigan

And that's it! You've got a unique twist on a traditional wardrobe staple. :)

DIY Two-Tone Cardigan

*Update: (For Killustrator's comment, here's an inside shot of the sweater.) :) I didn't leave room for a seam allowance, I just sewed a 1/3'' seam over the cuts. Hope this helps!


monicutte said...

SO cute!!
I have one like that one!! ^^


Rad Rag Designs said...

Awesome idea! I love your blog and your new header!


Amy Renea said...

really really beautiful, clever and totally appealing!

Jenny Chang said...

that is so awesome. I want to go buy cardigans right now.

The Killustrator said...

Did you leave a seam allowance when you cut the cardigans in half? Could you post a shot of the finished seam from the inside?

Michelle L. said...

This is the coolest idea! Thanks for the wonderful tutorial!

Stacie Grissom said...

@The Killustrator-- I posted another picture for you! :)

Bromeliad said...

Nice work. Love the necklace, too. Did you DIY it?

Stacie Grissom said...

@Bromeliad-- Thank you so much! My mom made the necklace for me, I need to write up a post about it. :)

The Craft-Arty Kid said...

This is an awesome idea! It looks great. I will now be on the look out for two lovely coloured cardigans :)

janmadeit said...

I have more than a half-dozen cardigans I bought at Target a couple of years ago. I wear them constantly, but this looks like fun! If I cut up three of them I can make three different ones.
Thanks for such a great idea.

Yulia from make it and wear it said...

Hi, thank you for sharing. Such a great tutorial! I posted your tutorial on my blog with a link back to your blog, hope it’s ok Please write me if there is a problem

Serviced Apartments Lady said...

What a fabulous idea, and it looks super amazing!

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