My most awesome gal pal Billie recently gifted me SEVERAL items from her closet. For various reasons, she no longer wanted said items and I had the good fortune to catch her before she donated them! If there’s anything I love more than a $1 or less refashion… it’s a FREE refashion 😉
This lovely Argyle sweater was a favorite immediately!
How could you not love that print? I dare say it’s impossible. What’s not impossible is to despise the built-in collar shirt (sorry, Billie…). I’ve never been a fan of “twofers” and I doubt that will ever change. As luck would have it, I saw a youtube video on making beanies out of old sweaters and, well, I copied it 100%.
On this particular sweater it worked out to measure right at the opposite side seam of the sweater.
Next, it starts to become a “beanie” 🙂
Then, through the tri-folded fabric, cut by free hand the dome of your would-be beanie.
Unfold the material. It should look like this:
Then we fold it in half.
This is where it gets slightly tricky. In the video tutorial, she does this without a sewing machine; completely DIY with a fabric glue gun. I didn’t even know there was such a thing as a fabric glue gun…
I used old faithful to sew this; our Janome 6600P. Though my tutorial has about a million picture steps… this project takes about 5 minutes!
In fact, I had enough material to make another beanie from this sweater.
It didn’t stop there… I kind of went on a beanie rampage.
This was a super fun project! Thank you beautiful vlogger with the gorgeous hair, for making this DIY beanie tutorial 🙂
And a big thanks to Billie for my awesome new refash stash!