Last updated on June 7th, 2015 at 05:48 pm
By Jane Lake and Twila Lenoir
If you have some sewing ability, and know how to work with seam binding, you’ll find it easy to transform a sweatshirt into a snazzy sleeveless vest!
- sweatshirt, new or used
- seam binding, store bought or make your own
- Findings – optional decorations such as studs, iron ons, appliques or whatever your imagination creates
Make sure the sweatshirt has a seam going around the arm holes. Cut the sleeves off just outside the seam, on the arm side, not the body side. Cut the ribbing off of the bottom.
Press the shell in half to make a line, and cut down the middle of the front. Put a tea plate at the bottom and draw around the edge to create a rounded corner. Do the same for the top collar.
Now take the seam binding and sew around all the raw edges of the vest. You can either leave the vest plain, or add decorative details such as sequins, studs, buttons or fabric paint.