|Old, purple, Banana Republic sweater|
A few weeks ago on Pinterest, I saw a pin to make a 10-minute cardigan and then I saw it again this weekend. Sunday night I told my boyfriend that I was going to clean my closet because I was creating an avalanche. What he thought would take me thirty minutes, turned into an hour and a half project, but I found some old sweaters to reintroduce into my current wardrobe....by transforming them into cardigans.
The 10-minute tutorial was very easy to follow and accurate. I did not have 5/8" Heat n' Bond, so I used the roll I had and cut into 1/2" strips (close enough). I used a zigzag stitch and sewed all the way up. (She said not to do this, but my thread was so dark that you couldn't see it anyway. I will probably take her advice for the other sweaters.) The material was very hard to sew and keep straight. In the picture below, you can see that the sides are a bit wavy. However, I didn't notice these imperfections when it was on and looked in the mirror.
The cardigan took me longer than 10-minutes, not because of her directions, but because my thread was stale, kept breaking, and I had to re-thread my machine several times. (Yes old thread gets stale and breaks easily and often.) So, I do believe the cardigan would have been finished in the said time, if it wasn't for my thread. I will be making more from the avalanche pile soon.