Simple No-sew Multi-Purpose Wrap

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About: I'm just a lady who likes making stuff. I got my degree in engineering but also enjoy cooking, sewing, knitting, gardening and backpacking, among other things.

I saw this wrap for sale online for $42.50 and I knew it would be simple to make. am you need are 2 yards of a stretchy material like jersey knit and a pair of scissors. A measuring tape is also helpful but not necessary.

Step 1: How Simple Is This?

You will need:
Scissors
About two yards of stretchy fabric like a jersey knit.  This fabric will probably come in widths of 54: or 62 inches, either is fine
Something to measure with is also helpful.

Step 2: Lay Out Fabric for Cutting

Carefully fold fabric in half and then in half again. Make sure there are no creases in the fabric or it will mess up the next step.

Step 3: Measure and Cut

Measure about one third of the way in on the side of the folded fabric where all the folds are together.  This will be the placement of the slits for the arm holes.  At this point, cut a slit about 6 inches long through all the layers of fabric.   When you unfold it, it should look like the last two pictures in this step.

Step 4: Wear Your Cardigan!

That's it! Wear your new cardigan with pride! There's a ton of ways to wear it and it's so easy and cheap you can make them in a rainbow of colors!
If you want to wear it in even more ways and you are feeling ambitious, you can sew snaps to the corners, but you can wear it in tons of ways without doing that.

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    evacooper

    5 years ago on Introduction

    looks nice and simple. how do you know if it's big enough? and how does it look on ppl that don't have model's body?

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    Well, I don't have a model's body and I think it looks alright on me! There are to many ways to wear it, I think it would be flattering on pretty much any body type. I think that 2 yards of fabric is an amount that will work for a lot of sizes. If you're worried, you could add another half a yard, but if the fabric you are using is as stretchy as the fabric I was using, that might even be too much!

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    valkgurl

    5 years ago on Introduction

    There are several Pinterest and probably other blog posts on HOW exactly to wear this---not sure you put your head thru--altho I dunno why not!!!---but I think the slits are more for arm holes so it doesn't slide off your shoulders---the prob I always have with things!

    Lighter weight for bathing suit cover ups; could always use it as a shelter at the beach or camping; wrap around your waist; could make one in terry and use for a beach towel and shower towel--endless!

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    Ione

    5 years ago on Introduction

    And the knit fabric won't run or fray? What about washing? Can you follow the instructions for the fabric or do you have to hand wash to care for the un-hemmed edges? This actually looks perfect for work year-round since we can never tell from one day to the next if we're going to freeze or roast.

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    If you use a jersey fabric like the material that t-shirts are made out of the edges won't fray, they will just curl a bit! You can just follow the instructions for the fabric. I love wearing this in Massachusetts because the weather changes so often!

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    gwood6

    5 years ago on Step 4

    Would Ghandi have worn one of these ???

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    twinbush

    5 years ago on Step 4

    I wish I could see you put that thing on. I think I'm confused. But it's stunning and looks easy enough to make, but not so sure about easy to put on. :) Thank you for posting this.

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    If you look at the link in the first step, there are a bunch of tutorials for different ways to wear it. The best part is, there's really no right way to wear it!

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    naomiandtom

    5 years ago on Introduction

    It appears as if she has put her head through one of the slits, wrapped it around and then put her head through the other slit. You can also use the slits to put your arms through. I have seen these on other websites.

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    tootall1121

    5 years ago on Step 4

    hmm, interesting. If you did sew, you could embellish it a lot.

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    Gadisha

    5 years ago on Introduction

    Looks nice, I'll give it a try!
    Thanks for posting this :)