This was only a two hour project, I'll definitely be making more of these too because I love the way they fit. For this project you'll need:
- 1.5 yards jersey knit fabric of your choice (mine was a thicker weight fabric and I only needed a yard but that was definitely pushing it hence the 1.5 yard rec)
- Matching thread
- Sewing supplies and machine
- Ironing supplies
Fold your fabric in half width-wise and cut out your pieces as follows:
- body 32" x 45" (note: I'm 5'9" and the 32" measurement was a bit short for my taste, next time I'll make it 34")
- 2 cuffs 8" x 14" (note: measure around your wrist, 8" was perfect for me but I have small wrists)
- 2 edgings 4" x 45"
1. the first thing I did was fold the cuff width-wise and sew the edge closed to make a tube measuring 4" x 7". I then marked the middle edge of each cuff with a pin.
2. Mark both middle edges on your body piece with pins.
3. Pin the cuffs to your body so that the middle edges line up. Sew using a zig-zag stitch.
4. This is what the cardigan should look like all laid out so far.
5. Fold in half width-wise, pin from the edge of the sleeve, down the armpit, to the bottom and sew using a zig-zag stitch.
6. Lay out both your edging pieces. Pin and sew the edges together to create a loop measuring 4" x 90". Fold the loop in half width-wise (2" x 90"). with the seam on the middle top and middle bottom of the cardigan body, iron the edge down and then pin the loop all the way around the body with the cardigan right side out and all three raw edges together. Sew using a zig-zag stitch.
And you're done! It was actually much easier than it sounds but there's really no other way of explaining it. Here's my finished piece. You can shop my entire look here.