This step by step tutorial of how to sew a simple draped shawl cardigan is a frugal yet stylish way to make your own clothing.
Fall has always been known for its amazing fashion opportunities. It’s cool enough that you can rock sweaters and layering, but not so cold that you have to hide everything beneath huge coats, scarves, and hats. And one of the best pieces of clothing that you can use to make a fashion statement during the fall is a cardigan. If you love making your own clothes and looking chic during autumn, then this is the perfect tutorial for you.
The author wanted to create a cardigan for the cooler days of spring, though it works just as well for autumn wear. When the pattern she was using didn’t work out, she came up with this pattern, which you can easily follow to make a cardigan of your own. These cardigans are so versatile and stylish, you can make several in different colors and fabrics to add a little variety to your wardrobe. And, they’re easy enough to make, you won’t have to spend hours bent over a sewing machine.
For this tutorial, you will need:
– 2.5 Yards of 58” Wide Fabric
– Measuring Tape
– Freeze Paper
– Shirt or Sweater
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The guide suggests using a fabric that drapes well, so a thin knit is ideal for this tutorial. The type used in this tutorial is slub rayon knit. As long as it’s a fabric that you like and that will give you a little warmth on chilly days, it should work well!
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