The DIY patchwork sweater trend is still going strong, and you can work it with these 4 DIY projects.
Stay warm this winter season in cute and comfy patchwork sweaters by transforming ugly and outdated knitwear into trendy pullovers, cardigans and capes.These 4 DIY projects range from simple to more advanced, each one offering step-by-step instructions for patching your sweater together. Rummage through grandma’s fabric scraps and grandpa’s ancient sweater collection or hit your closest thrift store to find materials for this awesome holiday fashion project.
1. This Revamped DIY sweater from Sincerely Kinsey turns a plain old sweater into a cute and customized cover-up that you can adorn with your favorite colors and patterns. We love the diamond and arrow pattern, which adds a feminine touch to the classic boyfriend cardigan.
2. These trendy DIY Lightning Knit Sweater Dresses from Outsapop are edgy, quirky and such an amazing way to upcycle sweaters! Choose 3 sweaters with similar color palettes and one sweater in a contrasting color for the lightning bolt. Make it as a short sweater or dress version!
3. Stylish and so perfect for winter weather, this DIY patchwork sweater cape also from Outsapop is a little more advanced and time consuming, but so worth it, in our opinion. To take on this “trashion” project you’ll need about 10 wool sweaters of the same thickness and something to make your pattern with. Snuggle up in it on your couch or don it as your top layer for twirling around on the ice skating rink!
4. Have a boring sweater that you want to primp up without cutting it all up? Brit + Co.’s DIY sweater tutorial will teach you how to sew super cute elbow patches to add some flair to your old sweaters. Go preppy with plaid patches, romantic with floral patterns, or get an edgier look with leather patches.