Spring came in like a lion around here, and then summer arrived the next day. We are having some crazy warm weather, so I may have already missed my chance to sport my new DIY 10 min cardigan. But, I discovered this pinteresting find a couple weeks ago. I really like cardigans for the layering option they provide and the flexibility to take it off if I get warm without having to pull it over my head and mess up my hair (that last part was a joke, you can hardly mess my hair up more than it already is). I stumbled across these clearance sweaters at Old Navy last week for $10 each and was pretty excited to give the 10 min cardigan a try, since I really could use a couple extra cardigans.
Kelsey at Vanilla Joy did a great job with this tutorial, so I’ll just refer you to her site for the complete tutorial. Essentially, you take a sweater, cut it down the center, do a couple more simple steps involving an iron, some iron-on adhesive tape, and a sewing machine, and voila! Pictured here is my finished product with the gray sweater. I haven’t done the white one yet that I purchased, but will add a picture when I do that one too.
You won’t have the option to button it up since there isn’t enough fabric left over to overlap once you’re done. But, it stills makes a great top layer, just with a little more restrictions than a real cardigan. For the price, and the short amount of time that it took to make it, it’s worth its limitations. I highly recommend this project!