DIY Batwing Cardigan/Shrug

Remember when I shared back in the summer I was going to be on It’s Sew Easy TV? Well, I finally have the episodes and I’m thrilled to share them with you! For one of the episodes I partnered with Stylish Fabric  on how to make my “batwing cardigan.” I love this versatile piece that can be worn for all occasions and made in all types of fabrics. It’s really “sew easy” to make. Alter the measurements and go for an evening shrug or try an oversized plush fabric for a cozy winter look. Stylish Fabric has every type of fabric you need for this project.
Full episode and tutorial here.



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Laura's creativity and eye for design is what sets Trash to Couture apart from any other. Laura started sewing and designing her own clothing as a young girl. She even made her Prom and High School Dance dresses. Her sewing teacher created a class for her senior year so she could continue her advanced sewing curriculum. She'd finish the class projects so quickly she had to start bringing clothing from home to use for fabric. After college Laura ran a successful handmade, sustainable clothing brand specializing in custom bridal designs. After having 2 babies back to back she decided to take a break from running the company solo and focus on raising her boys. Realizing sewing and designing were something she missed dearly, she decided to start Trash to Couture. Trash to Couture was created in 2010 to inspire a less wasteful approach to the mass-produced fashion mainstream through DIY tutorials and repurposed fashions. Laura not only is the seamstress, she specializes in designing original content with craft brands. She contributes and designs content for many top craft brands and publications: BERNINA, Altered Couture, Sulky,, Burda Style, to name a few.

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