Old H&M Sweater Tweaks!

Nov 20, 2012 | 13 Comments

For today’s remake, I began with two things I already had in my collection – they were old H&M sweaters that I wasn’t wearing that were in my donation pile.

However, for my trip to AZ I needed a couple of sweaters for one of the segments that I was doing, so I went right to these both.

Exhibit A (sweater which has an annoying neck):

New Dress A Day - DIY - Knit H&M Sweater

Knit H&M Sweater Circa 2006

Exhibit B (sweater which is overly pilly):

New Dress A Day - DIY - Knit H&M Sweater Take 2

Knit H&M Sweater Circa 2004

Check out and see what I crafted these two into!!

Inspired by something I had scoped out on Pinterest, I trimmed each side of the sweater about three inches, right at the neck.

New Dress A Day - DIY - Knit H&M Sweater - Sleeve Snip

Sleeve Snip!

I picked a fun satin ribbon in a cranberry shade, cut four equal lengths of it (about a foot for each piece), and began to stitch each piece to one of the newly trimmed four corners.

New Dress A Day - DIY - Knit H&M Sweater - Edge Tweaks

Ribbon sitchin’

Each piece was stitched in place, and then I began to fix the raw edges of the sweater, hand stitching up and down each side to stop any fraying!

New Dress A Day - DIY - Knit H&M Sweater - Ribbon Stitch

Satin ribbon in place!

For the pilly sweater, I took my scissors…

New Dress A Day - DIY - Knit H&M Sweater - Sleeve Cut!

Sleeve Cut!

…and cut a chunk of the arm off on each side!  (I cut a piece off, about six inches.)

New Dress A Day - DIY - Knit H&M Sweater - Sleeve Cut!

2 Parts!

I did the same thing with these raw edges, taking some thread and hand stitching all the way around.

New Dress A Day - DIY - Knit H&M Sweater - Sleeve stitch

Taking care of the raw edges!

My pieces were complete and ready for some local AZ news, Sonoran Living!!

Katie is modeling the ribboned sweater…

New Dress A Day - Finished Sweater

Ribbons!!!

…giving it just a little bit of glam, on top of room at the neck!

New Dress A Day - Finished Sweater

Ribbons on the sleeves!

And…our model T, wore the sweater sleeves as little boot cuffs peeking out of her boots!  They’re awesome because they’ll also help hold up socks too, depending on how fitted they are!!

New Dress A Day - Socks from Sweater

New Socks!

Two easy projects using pieces I grabbed directly from my closet…not too bad, eh??

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