Granny Square Sweater Tutorial – Using a Thrifted Blanket
For this post, you’ll need a few things – all which you can pick up from your closet or a local thrift store:
Materials for Granny Square Sweater
- Knit Sweater with long sleevesGranny square blanket (or ~ 8 Squares) Sewing Machine
I chose a knit weave for this project. I find that looser knit (bigger hole) sweaters are much harder to sew together. So, using a smaller knit will work best for this project.
Cut out a piece of granny square blanket to fit down the length of the sleeve. Each blanket is unique, mine is about 4 squares to the end of the sleeve.
Next cut from the top of the shoulder from the bottom of the sleeve. I also removed ~1-2 inches from each side of each slit in order to compensate for the fabric I would be sewing in.
Flip garment inside out. Pin and sew up both sleeves. I then sewed across the shoulder line in the inside of the garment to secure the top.
*If you do not feel comfortable with this technique, gluing using fabric glue also works wonders. I recommend Beacon Fabric Glue*
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