How do you crop a sweater without it unraveling?
Using your sewing machine, sew a line of short stitches around this area. These stitches will prevent the sweater from unraveling.
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?
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. Don’t worry if the sweater starts to unravel a little.
Can you crop a wool sweater?
A wool sweater can be felted and repurposed in other projects. If you try to cut a wool sweater, you’ll end up with a pile of unraveled yarn. Felting knits the wool fibers together, shrinking the size of the sweater, so that when you cut it you’ll end up with a soft fabric you can use in craft projects.
How do you tuck your shirt into a bra?
Wear a sports bra underneath the (longish) shirt you’d like to shorten. Slip the hem of your top into the base of the bra. Keep stuffing it up there, adjusting it to your desired length. Brag to everyone about how well tucked your shirt is.
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.
How can I make my sweater shorter?
Shorten your sweater and use hem tape.
- Put your sweater on and measure the length that you want to cut off.
- Mark all around the sweater the length you are about to cut.
- Get a soft stretch 5/8inch hem tape and apply around the edge of your shortened sweater.
- Fold the hem up towards the wrong side of your fabric.