Insta-craft: Lace Sweater Trim

As you can see by my lack of posts these days I don’t have a lot of time to craft out. But sometimes I just need a craft fix.

Spruce up an old cardigan with trim. All you need is a sewing machine with a straight stitch and some pins. Months ago I found a big bag of lace trim at the thrift store and I knew it would come in handy some day. Observe this boring but comfy cardi my little sister rejected and I scooped up:

Insta-craft: Sweater Trim

Fifteen minutes later I had a cute piece of clothing that I can wear with a long t-shirt and some leggings. I have no one to take photos of me, so you’ll have to imagine the cardigan with a long t-shirt and some leggings.


Insta-craft: Sweater Trim



One old cardigan

About two yards of lace trim

Straight pins





Look closely at your trim and you’ll see that one side is more obviously the outside. If you can’t tell, then no one else can either so don’t worry about it. Start at the bottom of one side of the cardigan. Pin the trim to the bottom leaving an inch to wrap around and pin on the inside so the raw edge of the trim doesn’t show. Now start pinning the trim all around the edge of the sweater, up around the neck, and back down to the other bottom edge. Cut leaving an inch of trim and wrap that around the bottom and pin to the inside.

Insta-craft: Sweater Trim

Sew along the trim’s pre-made stitch, backstitching at the beginning and end. Trim threads. Rock out cause you just crafted out.

Insta-craft: Sweater Trim

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