I have had this black jumper for a few years now,
it's been a favourite, not an expensive buy,
but I love the slinky feel of the fabric
Sadly it gave up on me and developed a hole on the back.
I haven't worn it now for about a year but couldn't just throw it out,
So I re-fashioned it into something I could use
First I cut off the sleeves
opened it out flat
and trimmed of the ribbed waistband.
next I folded up the bottom longways over to reach the arm hole
luckily the hole was right on this line so I didn't lose any fabric width!
Then I divided the long strip into two skinny strips
and folded these over right sides together.....
and on to the sewing machine
I sewed the two short cut flat ends together to make one very long skinny strip
(sorry forgot to take a picture of that little step ...oops!)
I then fitted the foot for over locking stitch ( 'C' foot for a Janome )
and stitched all the way along the edge
then hand stitched the two ends together to make a closed tube
and I now have a very re-usable slinky scarf!
glad I didn't throw that jumper out now!
Hope you found this little tutorial useful,
perhaps you have a favourite jumper or top that could do with a re-fashion.