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Making a DIY sweater shouldn’t have to be hard. With these 11 tutorials, it can be so much easier.

Especially as the weather cools, I love looking to my closet for inspiration and new ideas to create a next level winter wardrobe I’m excited to wear. Today, I’ve compiled a few projects from the Creative Fashion Blog archives as well as some incredible tutorials from Pinterest to give you 11 easy Diy sweater tutorials.

I hope you like them!

11 easy DIY sweater refashion ideas for women


Making your own DIY sweater is not just an creative outlet, but it gives you complete freedom to create original sweater pieces you love that fit exactly the way you want them to. Use simple sewing machine techniques to sew sleeves, a great side seam, and have a raw edge bottom sweater in any style you want.

The best part? This sweater in particular can be completed in just 5 easy steps! SEE THE FULL TUTORIAL HERE.

How to make your own DIY sweater from scratch easy beginner sewing tutorial..


In this tutorial, let’s make an elbow patch sweater ….. just because we can.

Granted, you can find hundreds (if not thousands) of DIY elbow patch tutorials on Pinterest. In today’s post, I wanted to teach you how to actually make a patch yourself and some tips on applying them to trickier stretchy material fabrics, and sweater knit fabric. When you are done with this little project, not only will you have mastered a few new sewing skills, but you’ll also have the cutest little elbow patch sweater that is completely unique to you.

I chose to make my patches in a standard oval shape, but the next step for creativity is to make your patches in whatever shape you want. I considered adding little hearts to the elbows of this sweater, but eventually decided not to.(Next time!) SEE THE FULL TUTORIAL HERE.

DIY Suede Patch to refashion your Chunky Sweaters this winter


A lace-up sweater can be the perfect winter trend. It’s the perfect way to make a sweater have more personality and detail and still keep you warm (unlike the bare-shoulder sweater trend.) So for today’s post, I’ll be showing you how to make a sweater with a lace-up front from a chunky knit sweater you already have. SEE THE STEP BY STEP TUTORIAL HERE.

Refashion a basic sweater into a lace up one with this full step by step fashion tutorial


You’ve probably seen pom pom sweaters in crazy colors floating around Pinterest, but personally I think the look is more wearable and practical (for me) in neutral colors. That being said, now my 7 and 3 year old want matching sweaters with yellow, green, pink, and purple poms. 😉 By the time you read this, I’ll probably be in my craft room making colorful, festive pom pom sweaters for them to match! SEE THE TUTORIAL HERE or watch the video below!


In this simple tutorial, we’ll be refashioning a basic light sweater to a DIY Studded Sweater.

I love how the extra detail of the hardware makes a big impact in the overall look of the top. Once the studs are put on, your sweater is good to be washed and rewashed without your studs slipping. This is why I like applying them with jewelry pliers instead of fabric glue. SEE HOW HERE.

How To Add Studs To A Basic Shirt . A Clothing Refashion Idea


This simple DIY sweater tutorial is quick and easy for rainy days and a great way to bond with for kids and teens. Because who doesn’t love to play with paint? Make a sweater with pretty front and back of the sweater designs. See the full tutorial by RedBookMag.com HERE.

DIY Projects - Watercolor Sweatshirt or t-shirt - Redbook #diy #crafts #tutorial


This no-sew sweater design is quick and easy, to the point, and with a bit of fabric paint nearly impossible to mess up. I promise! This one is a great option for any girly gift bag you have been wanting to easily put together. I’ll include the link to print and make your own feather stencils and even the links to purchase the exact DIY tools I’ll be using to make this project as simple as po ssible. SEE THE REFASHION HERE.

DIY This feather stenciled sweater refashion


One of the biggest trends for Fall/ Winter at this past fashion week was sequins. Sequins for day, sequin skirts, sequin tops, and my absolute favorite: the sequin jacket. I love pairing it with distressed denim and a basic tank for an upscale, no-fuss look.

In THIS SIMPLE TUTORIAL, I’ll walk you through the process of creating your own pattern and then show you how to put it all together.

How to make a DIY Sequin Jacket Cardigan full tutorial


Who doesn’t love a good ol’ sweatshirt refashion? In this post, I’ll show you exactly how to turn any sweatshirt into a leopard print cardigan with just a few easy steps.

This sweatshirt started out at a simple, knit sweater that I found at a thrift store for less than $3.00. (You can read the post of How To Shop Thrift Shops The Easy Way HERE.) When I stumbled on this sweatshirt, it was cute and basic but lacked a figure-flattering silhouette. Plus, when the colder weather rolls around, who really needs yet another basic sweatshirt. SEE HOW TO TURN A SWEATSHIRT INTO A CARDIGAN HERE. This one would be great for the next holiday party outfit.


This simple sweater refashion by Tiffany M. is perfect for adding some extra detail to your old sweaters. watch the video below or see the full article on CutOutAndKeep.com HERE.


Have you ever had one of those mornings when you just want to stay under the covers, watch a movie, drink your coffee and stay under a blanket all day long? When the comfort of your bed is so perfect that you actually start questioning how much you really need your job or how long the kids can go without getting fed? Well for days like this, I have the perfect DIY for you…. what if you could somehow stay wrapped up in a cozy blanket all day long…. and still look put together?

You are going to love today’s DIY because we’ll be making a pretty little draped jacket that will make you feel like you are wrapped up in a cozy blanket all day. Better yet? It won’t take any sewing at all and can be completed in the time it takes to finish your morning coffee.

This blanket poncho is an awesome layering piece since you can wear whatever you’d like underneath and it will still fit correctly. Add a belt and you’ve instantly got a tailored, flattering, and oh-so-comfortable jacket that took you less than 20 minutes to make. SEE HOW HERE.

Make a no sew blanket jacket in under 20 minutes