Put Your Cardigan on Backwards

Jessica Shaw
by Jessica Shaw
1 Material
2 Minutes

Having to pick between a cardigan and a sweater can be hard sometimes!

With this fashion hack, you don’t have to. Turn your favorite sweater into a fitted sweater in no time using this tutorial. Let’s jump right into it.

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Tools and materials:

  • Cardigan
Putting cardigan on backward

1. Put a cardigan on backward

Put your cardigan on backward. This hack won’t work with a cropped cardigan, so grab the longest one you got.

Crossing sides

2. Cross the sides behind you

Take the two sides of the cardigan and cross them behind your back.

Tying sides

3. Tie the sides at the front

Tie the two tails in a knot at the front. 

Hiding knot

4. Hide the knot

Pull the bottom of the sweater over the tied knot to hide it.

DIY top from cardigan

DIY top from cardigan

Here’s the finished look!

DIY top from cardigan

Not only does it create a beautifully fitted sweater, but you also get the nice criss-cross detail in the back for a unique look.

Let me know if you try out this hack in the comments below! I love to hear from you all.

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Suggested materials:
  • Cardigan

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