What do I need?
-A sweatshirt of your size.
-Fabric of your choice (lightweight, draping fabrics work best.)
-Thread of the same color as your fabric.
-Measuring tape or ruler.
-Pencil or chalk.
-A sewing machine or a needle.
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Fabric suggestions: Lightweight wovens like gauze, crepe, silk, linen, or cotton look beautifully. But you can use lightweight knits like jersey or even rib.
How much fabric do I need?
Short Cardigan: 1 1/2 yds (1.40 m)
Long Cardigan: 2 yds (1.80 m)
Should my sweatshirt be oversized or should it fit just right? Let's say your sweatshirt is your pattern. If you want a very flowy, baggy cardigan, use an oversized one. If you want to use it as a top, then choose a sweatshirt that fits you right.