Updated: Jan 24, 2019
Here is a quick way to copy your old clothes and bring new life into a new garment. This DIY features a modern neoprene pullover sweater. let me know if you have any questions #SoSew Hope you enjoy.
S U P P L I E S:
–1 1/2 to 2 Yards of Neoprene fabric
–Sewing Machine or Serger (a.k.a. Overlock Machine)
Step 1: The easy way- Copy the pattern of an existing pullover sweater and transfer it over to pattern paper.
The more advanced way- Create your own pattern, 5 patterns; 1 front, 1 back, 1 sleeve, 1 waist band, 1 cuff and 1 collar. Below are the measurements for my pattern.
Step 2: Use your pattern to cut out your Neoprene fabric or fabric of your choosing. Cut front, back , and sleeve pattern on the fold.
Step 3: Place front and back patterns (right side facing each other) and sew the shoulder seam
Step 4: Open up the seam armhole front and back pattern connection and find the center point for the sleeve pattern and pin it to the shoulder armhole opening and pin each end the sew the sleeve to the armhole. Repeat this step for your second sleeve.
Step 5: Fold your new connected front, back and sleeve pattern in half and sew a straight stitch from the cuff hem of the sleeve to the waist hem of the front and back pattern.
Step 6: Fold cuff in half vertically and sew a straight stitch, then fold cuff so the seam are facing the inside
Step 7: Line up side seam of sweater sleeve and cuff, right sides facing and sew. Repeat this step for second sleeve.
Step 8: Pin waistband in half and sew, first vertically and then horizontally.
Step 9: Attached waistband to waist hem of sweater by matching up the side seam of the waistband and one of the side seams of the sweater.
Final Step: Pin and stitch collar to neck opening