Upcycle Your Old Sweater Into A Stylish New Design


Tiffany Michey / YouTube


Fall is here, and that means it’s time to whip out those sweaters. With this new season, you may not want the same ones as last year, but there’s no need to spend your money!

You can turn your old sweater into a gorgeous twisted one, and here’s how.


You will need:

  • An oversized sweater (see pointers below for finding the right one)
  • Pins
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Hand needle
  • Marking tool
  • Measuring tape
  • Matching thread

As for what kind of sweater to do this with, you want to make sure you do this with a collarless sweater with a flat knit. The collar isn’t needed, and you’ll get too much excess bulk if you use a bulkier sweater.

The more lightweight the sweater, the better for this project.

With the back facing you, locate and cut down the center of the sweater, being sure not to nick the front. Then, decide where you want to put the twist. Mark it with a pin on both sides.

From the midpoint to the shoulders, cut a deep V. Make sure they’re symmetrical. Cut a curved upside down V from the hem to the midpoint. Make sure this is symmetrical as well.

Cut across the midpoint, stopping 1/2″ away from the side seams. Now that you’re done cutting, surge or zig zag all of the raw edges to prevent fraying. On one side, pin and sew the midpoint halfway.

On the other side, sew it up, leaving a 1 or 1/2″ gap in the center. Sew a 1/4″ around the edge of that hole. Turn the edges under and secure those with a zig-zag stitch as well.

On the other side of the sweater, take one end of the flap and stick it through the front of the hole to meet up with the other flap in the back.

Watch Tiffany Michey‘s tutorial below to finish up this sweater, and be stylish all fall!