How to Make a Little Girl’s Sweater Even If Knitting Isn’t Your Thing

Knitting Envy.

It’s a thing, you know, and I’ve got it bad.

It’s that jealousy you feel when your social media feed is filled with cute little girls in those adorable little hand knit sweaters but sewing is more your thing than knitting.

No need to scroll on past and give into that green eyed monster because there is a way to wrap your little one in a handmade sweater using your mad sewing skills instead. And to top it all off, it’s actually pretty easy.

Just grab a big sweater, some bias tape , a few buttons and you’re on your way.

Upcycle an old sweater to make this cute little girl's pullover.

Click here  for the full step-by-step instructions or scroll down to watch the one-minute how-to video.

You can watch the Facebook video here:

Or, if you’re not on Facebook, you can watch the video here:

If you’re really feeling adventurous and you’d like to make your own bias tape in any color or pattern you’d like you can find the step-by-step tutorial here.

Happy Sewing (instead of knitting)!


About The Renegade Seamstress

I'm a busy wife, mom, grandma, and teacher who loves to create. I've joined the refashion scene and I 'd like to share and connect with all those talented and creative people out there doing similar things.
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14 Responses to How to Make a Little Girl’s Sweater Even If Knitting Isn’t Your Thing

  1. nina c. says:

    Adorable cute—-little girl and sweater tunic !!!

  2. Heidi Emmett says:

    ADORABLE!! After 7, yes, seven great nephews, we are getting our first great NIECE next month. I am so doing this for her. Thank you for a great site. Hugs, Heidi

  3. Kerry Reppel says:


  4. L in NL says:

    Great idea! Don’t need it now but I’m saving this one.

  5. Jean Cogdill says:

    Sooooo cute! Love them both! We have 2 granddaughters…. hmmmm, now to find sweaters that would work for them. Thank you for your willingness to share! Hugs. Jean

  6. Maria says:

    Just curious if you have any plans for another Refashion Runway…I used to really enjoy those.

  7. Jann Hayman says:

    I am so pleased that I have found some time to make this sweater for my granddaughter!
    My husband was throwing out an old and very much loved Aryan sweater. It took him a few moments to recognize it in another form and ready for another life! (I have photos of before and after if you would like to see)

  8. Pingback: Wrap Up 2019 With Some Refashioned Sweaters and Vote For Your Favorite | The Renegade Seamstress

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