Introduction: How to Make a Shrug and Skirt Set Out of a Sweater
Step 1: Cut the Shrug Out of the Sweater
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
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
Take out the bottom part of the sweater you cut off and even up the edge.
Step 4: Finish the Skirt Edges
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!