Introduction: How to Make a Shrug and Skirt Set Out of a Sweater

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If you have a close-fitting, tightly-knit sweater that you don't wear anymore, than this is the place for you! Threadheads will show you how to easily turn that sweater into a matching shrug and skirt. All you need is tailors chalk, scissors, a sewing machine, and that sweater. For more details, check out the video. Can't get enough DIY style? Subscribe to Threadbanger on iTunes!

Step 1: Cut the Shrug Out of the Sweater

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This works best with a close-fitting, tightly-knit sweater!

Try on the sweater to get an idea of where you need to make your markings. Get out some tailor's chalk and draw some lines starting at the top front part of the collar and goes all the way around the back.

Once you've got your line drawn out, take out your scissors and cut along the line.

Step 2: Finish the Shrug Edges

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Next, finish your edge. Set your machine to a zig zag stitch and sew along the edge you just cut. This will create a nice ruffle effect also known as lettuce edging.

And you have yourself a new shrug!

Step 3: Cut the Skirt Out of the Sweater

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Take out the bottom part of the sweater you cut off and even up the edge.

Step 4: Finish the Skirt Edges

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Use the zigzag stitch to finish the bottom edge, the same as you did for the shrug.

And you are finito! Now you can go show your friends how diy stylin' you are!


danibees (author)2014-07-03

Thanks so much!! I got a crop top, arm warmers and a skirt out of my sweater. :)

dancing_sam (author)2010-03-17

Thanks for the inspiration- I have combined a few different instructables to make a hat, a shrug and some boot cuffs from a sweater and still have some left to play with- hooray!

Very Interesting (author)2008-08-12

I'm all for making new fashions out of old clothing. Everyone talks about going green, and this is a great way to accomplish it.

gunslinger10mm (author)2008-06-15

I guess you covered all aspects of this outfit except how to remove it. Would you please post a pictorial of its removal.

Mr. Rig It (author)2008-06-12

I love the way you made this outfit fit all of the curves of your body, very nice. Oh plus the idea is cool too :-)

mrbob1000 (author)2008-06-11

so im not the only pweson who thinks she is extremely hot? (and i mean hawt!) anyway. i thought of making one of these for a friend but never got around to it.

carlos66ba (author)2008-06-11

You look quite hot in this clothing! Nice!

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