When Brisbane mum-of-three Kirsty Young sat freezing at her son’s soccer training, she came up with a genius idea to stay warm.
“I joked to another parent that I was going to rock up the week after with a blanket and a hole cut in it so I could just sit under it and still watch the soccer,” Kirsty told Mamamia.
Spotting her favourite pink Kmart blanket at home, Kirsty wondered whether she could actually make a cardigan out of a blanket and still look fashionable.
And with that idea, Kirsty managed to turn a cheap blanket into the most stylish, snug cardigan we’ve ever seen.
You’ve probably seen the popular blankets Kirsty used to make her cardigan. The soft touch blankets, which come in a number of colours including grey, pink and black, are just $16 at Kmart.
To make her cardigan, Kirsty used one of her old cardigans as a template. "I folded it in half and traced around the bodice and then traced around the sleeves," Kirsty told Mamamia.
She also added some extra fabric around the front section of the cardigan, so she could wrap it around her body to keep warm and added a cowl neck style.
"I cut the same pieces from my blanket material as I did my outside material and then I sewed the bodice together and then added on the sleeves."
While the lining of the cardigan was made up by the Kmart blanket, Kirsty purchased the cardigan's outside material, a $19 a metre grey knit, from Spotlight.
The end result – a super soft and stylish cardigan for no more than $50.