Introduction: DIY No-Sew Cardigan
So I got this shirt roughly 10 years ago. And I keep on keeping it because I like the stripes or something…and maybe the colors. But I can’t wear it because a) it’s too short and b) it’s too thick to layer with anything. And in the middle of last week’s closet-purging, in a blinding stroke of genius, I decided to make it a cardigan. But the fastest, kind of laziest way possible.
For this project, you'll need: an old shirt, scissors, a ruler, hem tape, thread, 1 button, and an iron.
Step 1: Step 1: Cut
Use a ruler to draw a straight line down the front center of your shirt.....and cut.
Step 2: Step 2: Hem
Following the manufacturer's directions, hem the cut edges using your hem tape and iron.
Step 3: Step 3: Button
Pick an oversized button and sew it on one of the sides where a normal button should theoretically go. It’s just for show so it looks like a legit cardigan. We’re not going to dilly-dally with making a button hole or anything because that’s just out of the realm of my patience.
Step 4: Step 4: Show It Off
Now wear that bad boy with every single thing currently hanging in your closet. It will either match or not match in a very purposeful looking way. You've earned bragging rights.