The Ribbon Sweater

Chickie W.U.
by Chickie W.U.
2 Materials
30 Minutes

It is warm a sunny where I live. It is time for summer clothes. A sweater with an open weave might be a great idea. But what if the sweater is too open in the weave and feels too revealing. That was the situation with this sweater but I had a fun idea to fix this problem.

Before and after.

When I said this sweater was an open weave I meant it. I took this picture looking through it. I really felt like it needed a shirt under it for coverage but what if it's hot and I don't want to wear 2 shirts?

I used ribbon to fill in the holes of the sweater. I thought this would take a long time but it only took about 10 minutes. You can choose any color or colors for the ribbon and make a one of a kind piece of clothing for yourself.

When the ribbon was woven in and out of the sweater I had to stitch it in place. I used a zigzag stitch and sewed on top of the side seams on each side. I cut off the excess ribbon when I was done.

Here is a close up of my sweater. I used colored ribbon that I had on hand. I made sure it was a good size to fill in the holes in the weave. I wanted to fill the holes but not overfill the holes. Try to match the size of the ribbon to the size of the holes in your sweater.

I loved how the ribbon looked. It was more fun and colorful now and it had more coverage too. I did not add ribbon to the sleeves or the back. You could add the ribbon all around the sweater or add it just where you think you want it. Thanks for reading along, now go make something fun for yourself.


Suggested materials:
  • Open Weave Sweater   (On-hand/Thrifted)
  • Ribbon   (On-hand/Craft & Sewing Store)

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