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Thread: Sweatshirt done from tutuorial

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    It turned out well, will post a picture. Now my question is this, has anyone every refashioned a sweatshirt and not done the quilted top layer. Have been thinking how it could be done working with only the sweatshirt and converting it to a cardigan. Anyone done anything like that without adding much fabric to it?

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    Do you mean just opening the front, adding fabric or ribbon binding and matching pockets? We sold a lot of those at craft shows in the 80s. I like to take off the bottom binding, too, and sometimes the binding on the sleeves so cuffs can be added.

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    It's not as difficult as you might think. The key is to stay stitch both sides of your cutting line BEFORE you cut. Then a simple binding strip is used to re-finish the edges.

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    I just wondered about that, I would like to end up with something that does not scream home made. Have to give this some thought, have a 1.99 sweatshirt I picked up at value village, so this would be great for such an experiment. I just do not want to feel like...oh you made it....but rather....I love that. Is that possible?

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    If left the edges raw, would they roll? That might not be a bad thing.

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    Unfinished edges would definitely scream 'homemade and not well done'. Grosgrain would give you the most professional looking results. I have had cardigans with grosgrain ribbon that matched the sweater or sweatshirt.

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    Never thought of the gros grain ribbon, knew if I bound them, I would want the binding to exactly match the sweatshirt. Thanks for your input.

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