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Reconstructed Sweaters

Georg | Posted in General Sewing Info on

I have heard that there is a method to utilitizing vintage sweaters by taking them a part and reconstructing them into various articles of clothing.  I have three mens sweaters that I would like to make something for myself.  Does anyone know where I can get instruction on cutting, contruction and finishing?  Thanks  Georg

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  1. designingal | | #1

    I have made a purse out of a shrunken sweater, but I suppose you can make just about anything ( as long as it is smaller) out of an unwanted sweater. You probably want to stabilize the edges with a serger, and use knitted fusible to help maintain the shape of you pieces.  What did you have in mind to make?

  2. AmyC | | #2

    There was a recent article about sewing with sweater knits in Threads:

    http://www.taunton.com/threads/pages/th_123_050.asp

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