No sew Open Back Sweater DIY

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Open Back Sweater DIY
Open Back Sweater DIY | In Honor of Design

I had a few boxy sweaters in my closet that were brand new but weren’t quite flattering. I didn’t want to get rid of them so when I saw this sweater it gave me the idea to re-vamp them into a new style. I now will use these all the time in the cooler months ahead! This is a fun way to up-cycle those sweaters that have been sitting in your closet unused!

I promise this is the easiest DIY you can attempt, and just about anyone can do it. All you really need to know how to do is cut a straight line;)

Step 1: Cut a straight line down the back middle of your sweater.

Step 2: Using sticky back velcro attach three inch strips and attach at the ends of each half. It sticks really well to the sweater and have opened and closed several times with no budge. However, to secure longer you can sew on buttons or sew on the velcro!

Step 3: Line the edges of the cut sweater with Fray Check
to prevent fraying. Put on by sliding arms in and attaching velcro in the back.

Its that easy!

P.S. Its FRIDAYYY which means its time to head over to the Deer Park® facebook page and let them know how you are celebrating the end of the week! If you are a blogger, leave the link on their page to get the conversation going:) I’ll be celebrating over a stack of new mags and a virgin margarita;)

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  1. That’s such a great idea! I’m going to have to try it. One of my faults is holding onto clothes ‘just in case.’ This would definitely encourage me to wear what I already have! And I’m sure it works with Tshirts too…

  2. now THIS is a diy for me!

    (also, would be cool with some like huge white button. but THAT would be too hard for me, so velcro it is.)

  3. this is so amazing! anna you’re a genius!

  4. amazing diy! i’d probably want the sweater hemmed though… but love this simple idea
    kw ladies in navy

  5. Oh my goodness…how easy (and cute) is that? Love it!

  6. Awesome idea! Also love the colour of that sweater :)

  7. Anna, tell me about the not-sewing thing. I love any DIY where I can just cut the fabric…but won’t it unravel? Especially in the wash? xoxo S

  8. cute! thanks for sharing! i have the body of a 10-year old boy (straight up and down. no curves for me) when i’m not pregnant so this will be perfect for me!

  9. Such an amazing idea to spice up some old sweaters! Seems pretty simple, too!

    xo honestly, b.

  10. Lyndsay S. says:

    Ahh! So cute!
    Will you please share your recipe for a virgin margarita? I’m 8 months pregnant and have been searching for a good one since we became pregnant. :) Happy Friday!

  11. what an AWESOME idea!!! looks great on you too. very pretty color

    The Casual Classic

  12. ooooh i love it! great tutorial – thanks for sharing! and that pop of pink is absolute perfection. happy weekend, anna!

  13. So simple! I definitely have some sweaters to use this on….. :) And love the neon! Happy Friday to you too! So glad it is the weekend!

  14. This is so cute. I love the color, so vibrant and chic.

  15. So cute, Anna! What a great idea, and definitely my kind of diy (the non sewing kind!) :)

  16. Really really great idea!! And so simple, I love it! I must give this a try to any of my old sweaters, I love the open back style :) Thanks for sharing this!


  17. well that’s just genius now, isn’t it?! this is why I love you so much! have a wonderful weekend!

  18. Velcro instead of sewing? This is my kind of project :-) Love the color!

  19. Simple and sweet. Such a great idea on repurposing a sweater, and you get a surprise in the back!


  20. Now THIS is genius. And so easy too! I love this and am going to do this with all my sweaters! Thanks for the idea!

  21. velcro ? how did I not think of that ?? i have an old sweater sitting in the back of my closet waiting just for this to happen. thank for the great idea !! xoxo Sydney

  22. You know I first found your blog when you did the ribbon cardigan up cycle. Woman, you are so awesome! Thank so much for sharing this

  23. So cool Anna! Btw, did I already told you that my sister has the same beautiful name? :)

  24. Gorgeous, that color is amazing!

  25. Hey…this is simple and awesome. Thanks for sharing Ana

  26. Wow, that was so easy. I’m definitely doing this!

  27. This is so cool. I love it!

  28. great idea..i have been searching all over for an open back sweater…since i am not crafty here are the questions : if you use the fray check is there still a raw edge? does the fray check go right on the edge or on the inside right next to the edge? does a knit sweater edge roll? if you want it finish how would that be done? thank you for idea…

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  30. Does the sweater have to be oversized for this to fit right?

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