Can you cut and hem a sweater?
With this simple sewing tutorial you can make a sweater the right length! You can shorten the hem of a sweater, the hem of a cardigan, or you can shorten the sleeves of a sweater.
How do you shorten 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.
Is there a way to shorten a sweater?
Shorten your sweater and use hem tape. It is an easy and straightforward process. You will need a pair of scissors, hem tape, and your sewing machine. Put your sweater on and measure the length that you want to cut off. Decrease 5/8 inches from this length to prepare for the hem tape edge.
How do I keep my sweater from unraveling?
Coat the frayed edges on your sweater such as sleeves or the bottom circumference of the sweater with clear nail polish. Let the polish dry. Turn the sweater inside out. Turn the edging up twice so that all the fraying is covered and pin in place with straight pins.
Can I cut a knitted sweater?
Cutting a knit sweater is a convenient way to reshape or resize it. It’s also how you’ll attach the sleeves, if you’re knitting a full sweater from scratch. Don’t stress over it too much: Keeping a cut edge intact is a fundamental part of knitting, and there are well-established techniques for doing it safely.
Can you hem a cardigan?
Can you shorten a knitted cardigan? Sure. Working with knit fabrics can be more challenging than working with woven fabrics, but it’s still possible. Taking up the hem of a cardigan is actually one of the easiest alterations you can make.
Can you alter a sweater?
You generally can. Most wool, cashmere, and natural fiber knits can be altered in order to give a better fit. Synthetic and wool-synthetic blends, on the other hand, often don’t lend themselves easily to the re-knitting process. Typical alterations include shortening the sleeves, hems, and turtlenecks.
Can you get a sweater hemmed?
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.