Sew Easy: Wrap Sweater
This November weather is so up and down!
One day its warn and the next, its freezing cold and rainy. *sigh* I’m so not built for cold weather. Anyway, back in January I screenshot this picture and I was determined to make it myself.
Well fast-forward to now, I decided to tackle it! I went to the fabric store in search of some cute sweater knit fabric to use and found this cute chevron print and this patterned faux leather.
Its super easy to make; let’s get into it!
For this project you will need:
1¼ yards Fabric (size small/medium)
First measure how long you want your wrap to be and because I have a short piece of fabric, I kept my fabric folded and measured 40in. I cut it at 40in and set aside the remaining for the sleeve. Now cut the fabric in half horizontally so you have two 40in wide squares that are about 32 inches wide.
Sew the 2 squares together down the middle.
Now, fold the long rectangle in half, right sides together and sew along that line.
Once its finished, it should be about 79 inches long and 15 inches wide.
Next, turn your fabric right side out. This is the wrap!
On to the sleeves.
Your sleeves are basically trapezoids. Mine measured 15 inches wide on one end (this part attaches to the wrap), 18 inches long (length I want the arm portion to be) and 10 inches wide on the other end. This is the measurement around my tiny wrist plus 1 inch.
** I decided to line my sleeve with fleece because I knew the leather wouldn’t provide me any warmth. You do not have to do that if you are using sweater fabric for the sleeve**
Once you cut out your sleeve, lets attach them. Attach the longest side of the sleeve to the end of the wrap, then do the same on the other side.
** You can use a french seam to make it look cleaner inside.**
Now to close the sleeve.
Putting rights sides together, stitch along the length of the sleeve. Hem the sleeve, pull it right side out and you are finished!
Now wrap it around you. Isn’t it super cozy?!
Checkout the YouTube Tutorial here:
I hope you liked this easy wrap scarf.
If you are on Instagram, tag me @ImSimplyD & let me know how yours comes out.