How to make a wrap cardigan
December 28th, 2009
Well as promised before Christmas, I’ve been working away and created a little tutorial for all of you on how to make a wrap cardigan.
I really think this cardigan design is brilliant. There are just so many different ways you can wear it! (Remember when I wore it loose ?) Here it is belted - I’m so glad I tried it out this way as I really like how it works.
I’m for sure getting bump-tastic these days hey. I’m due February 26th, which means I only have 2 months until baby boy arrives. oh my gosh. freak out.
Anyway, I think I’ve waffled on enough! Lets get sewing!
What you’ll need:
- 2yds of stretchy jersey knit that does not fray (like a 4 way stretch). It’s important that it doesn’t fray as tutorial is for a cardigan with unfinished hems. The sizing on this one will be pretty flexible – I’ve based it to be a comfortable fit for a size Medium, but these measurements would still work well for a S or L. If you’re
significantly different in size, just compare the sleeve and back pieces to a cardigan you like, and adjust the pattern.
- Cut out your cardigan pieces:
In the below pictures you would cut out the pink sections. If you have a French curve, then use it for the curved sections, otherwise you can just ‘eyeball’ it, knit fabric is very forgiving!
- Front ( cut 2)
- Back ( cut 1)
- Sleeve ( cut 2 on the fold)
Line up the centre of the collar with wrong sides together, and sew.