Classic DIY Cardigan Tutorial

By: Caroline for
Classic DIY Cardigan Tutorial
Classic DIY Cardigan Tutorial
This image courtesy of

Don't throw away your hubby's old pullover sweaters and transform them into a chic cardigan for you instead with this Classic DIY Cardigan Tutorial. This free sewing tutorial shows you how-to create a feminine cardigan from a men's pullover that looks like designer without being expensive. With this easy refashioning project, you can design a sweet fall sweater that looks stylish with jeans and a tee or over your favorite fall dress. You can even customize your cardigan with some colorful trim and an easy DIY flower pin in no time at all. Say goodbye to a frumpy men's sweater and hello to a trendy and fashionable cardigan that's just for you with this upcycling project.

Project TypeMake a Project

Time to CompleteIn an evening

Sewn byMachine


Free projects, giveaways, exclusive partner offers, and more straight to your inbox!

Your Recently Viewed Projects

I have not made this yet so I cannot rate it.

Include a Photo Include a Photo

Click the button above or drag and drop images onto the button. You can upload two images.

Cancel Reply to Comment

Thanks for your comment. Don't forget to share!

This is a great upcycle project. The contrasting binding with matching flower brooch is charming. Attaching the binding is somewhat tricky though when sewing since the knit fabric of the cardigan can be somewhat stretchy whereas the fabric binding is not. Binding the cut edges using a knit fabric binding may help as an alternative.


Report Inappropriate Comment

Are you sure you would like to report this comment? It will be flagged for our moderators to take action.

Thank you for taking the time to improve the content on our site.

Project of the Day

Kitchen Curtains with Gingham Bows

Make these easy, retro kitchen curtains with gingham bows to hang in your windows, and watch your home instantly transform! This… Continue reading: "Kitchen Curtains with Gingham Bows"

Something worth saving?

Register now for FREE to:

  • SAVE all your favorite patterns
  • ADD personal notes
  • QUICKLY reference your patterns


Connect With Us

Facebook Twitter Pinterest Twitter
Email RSS

About Us Advertise Contact Us FAQ Do Not Sell My Personal Information Keyword Index Privacy Policy Subscribe Share Your Project Terms of Service Unsubscribe

---- 1 ----


Images from other crafters

There are currently no images from other crafters.

I Love It