Well one day while I was browsing Pinterest I came across this picture and then noticed Hubs just cleaned out his drawers and was throwing away 2 thermals.Whoa! Its a sign I'm suppose to give my sewing skills a shot.


At first I tried forever to find where this picture came from, and no luck. So I can't give credit where credit is earned. And I couldn't find any tutorials from any amazing sewing ladies, so I ventured off on my own.  I knew that I wasn't going to be able to make my cardigans as detailed as the above picture. Heck all I can do is sew a straight line(literally). So no cute shoulder details, which is okay. I was going for a comfy, lazy day cardigan, or one I could wear to the climbing gym. Here are a couple of pictures from what I did.

I laid the thermal out on the floor.

I cut up the middle of the shirt. I found the middle by just following the natural pattern in the shirt.

After putting the thermal on and noticing how big it was on the sides, I went to the sewing machine, turned the thermal inside out and sewed up the sides to my fit. 


After both sides were done, I sewed a hem down the front where I made the cut. 

And BAM you're done! Easy right!

And I made a red one too (even though this picture you can't tell at all)

I really liked how they turned out and they are sooo comfy from the Hubs wearing them. Easy little task to take something that was going to be thrown away into something that I know I will wear all the time!

Try it out this weekend and let me know how it goes! 


7 Comments

Julie said...

OOh! I am so going to try this out! And I found the original source for you!
http://dee-construction.blogspot.com/2011/06/make-my-week-23-sweatshirt-restyle.html

Nikki said...

Julie-
Thank you so much for finding the source, now I'll have to read how she made her cardi.
Its so easy the way that I did it. If you have questions let me know.

Nikki

Annie L said...

Love this DIY...I think I'm going to have to try this one. Though I may have to steal a thermal from my brother instead since my boyfriend is an XL!
--Annie
newenglandromance.blogspot.com

jessica sara said...

Nikki I love this! I saw it on pinterest a while ago too... but i have no hand-me-down thermals laying around to try it out:( But i did make a scarf from an old t-shirt! Kinda the same idea... cute!:)

Nikki said...

Annie- XL will work you just have to take alittle bit more from the inside.

Jessica Sara- Welcome to Blogger! I want to see this scarf from a t-shirt! Wear it tonight lol

Elyse E said...

Ok I totally need to try this!! It's so awesome :) Great blog, I'm glad I found it you have a new follower now :)

-√Člyse

Nikki said...

Elyse- Thanks for the comment and follow! It's a super easy craft, let me know if you have any questions!