Have you heard of Pinterest? I think that I have mentioned it before, because I keep finding the best ideas ever by playing around on the website. People are so clever! I recently found this little gem: Sweater to Cardigan tutorial and was so excited. Not only did it seem like something that I could manage, but a) I borrowed my Mom’s sewing machine to try another project, so that was already the centerpiece of my kitchen table and just waiting for jobs AND b) I have a bin of clothes to donate that has been sitting in the dining room for months and two of those are sweaters that are slightly too small.
I did one that is just a plain black sweater and then I did this one. My sewing skills are slowly improving, so they are not perfect. However, I wore one of them to work the other week and asked around and nobody said “Oh, yeah. I totally noticed that you cannot cut in a straight line.” Follow the steps on tutorial from the link listed above to try it out!
(yep, that is me standing on a chair to take the picture.)
PS. I also found a use for a few old t-shirts from that bin and a few other things, so now I am really not in any rush to donate them quite yet.