Can you crop a sweater?
Reasons to Cut a Sweater There are plenty of reasons to snip a sweater, such as: Altering the length: Cutting a sweater’s hem can shorten it to a more desirable length, whether it’s hand-knit or store-bought. Altering the neck: If you cut the neckline of a sweater, you can instantly change the style.
How do you crop and hem a sweater?
- Mark where you want your sweater to end.
- Make two cuts across the bottom of your sweater.
- Pin the bottom and top together.
- Sew the two pieces together.
- Trim the fabric between the top and bottom a little more so they match up.
- Overlock (or Zigzag) that raw edge.
- Press your new seam down with an iron.
Can you cut the sleeves off a sweater?
It would be easier if the sweater has a V-neck, but don’t worry if it doesn’t; you can always add one. Cut the sleeves off. Use a pair of fabric scissors to do this. You can also extend the cut a little bit below the armhole, but do not extend it to the front or back, or it will be too big.
Can you alter a sweater to make it smaller?
You generally can. Most wool, cashmere, and natural fiber knits can be altered in order to give a better fit. This includes “fine knits” (small stitched, machine-made items) and knits of medium and heavier weight yarns.
Can you hem a sweater?
Sweaters are tricky to alter since they are knitted and not sewn. To alter them you have to introduce sewing with a sewing machine and stitches. This way of hemming a sweater works well for sweaters with curved hems, sweaters with ties, sweaters with a split hem, and sweaters with thin ribbing.