Sweater Clips | Sweater Guards | Cardigan Guards
If you love to drape your sweater or cardigan over your shoulders instead of wearing it, you probably love sweater clips. Sweater clips, also known called these names:
~ cardigan clips
~ sweater guards
~ sweater clips
Whatever you call them, sweater clips are jewelry for your sweater!
Sweater guards have two clip-style decorative pieces on either end connected by chain or a length of beads that you can clip to your sweater to hold it over your shoulders. Think librarians! But anyone can wear sweater clips though. Jazz up your office attire today!
The vintage sweater clip shown here features a butterfly charm with decorative beads and chain links.
Photo Credit: Peggy Hazelwood
Vintage Sweater Clips - Click a small image to enlarge it.Click thumbnail to view full-size
The History of Sweater Clips
Sweater clips have been around for decades. Women wear sweater clips on cardigan sweaters, which are sweaters that open down the front with buttons running down the front.
When women drape a sweater over their shoulders, they can attach a sweater clip to either side of the sweater near the top to hold the sweater in place without having to "wear" the sweater in the traditional way.
You might associate sweater clips with prim and proper ladies, like librarians who use sweater clips to keep their sweater on their shoulders in a chilly library. But they're also great for the office, around the house, or to keep your sweater at hand any time.
Sweater clips are also called cardigan clips, sweater guards, sweater necklaces, or cardigan guards. The parts that attach to the sweater usually are an alligator clip design (they open similar to a spring-loaded clothespin). This portion can be plain or decorative.
As with all things retro, sweater clips are new again. It's possible to buy vintage sweater clips or new ones. You can even make your own.
Photo Credit: Peggy Hazelwood
Sweater Clips Sweater Guards - Find just the right accent piece for your sweater!
These one of a kind sweater guards vary and there's something here for all tastes (and all sweaters!).
Sweater Clips of Your Very Own
A nice sweater clip is a nod to the past. This jewelry for your sweater is timeless on a cardigan sweater or even a light jacket.
Sweater Guard Collections - Some just to ogle and some are for sale
- Gertie's New Blog for Better Sewing: My Sweater Guard Collection
Here it is, in all its glory! A lot of you asked about the sweater guard I was wearing yesterday, so I thought you would be interested to see these. I bought the entire lot at once on eBay for less than $10.
- Protector of Vintage: It Doesn't Fit
Protector of Vintage shows off a great cardigan and a sweater clip.
- Cow: SWEATER GUARDS
Lovely photos of sweater clips / sweater guards.
- View Sweater Clips by C3L35T3 on Etsy
Looking for Sweater Clips? Check out our selection of Sweater Clips at C3L35T3's Shop on Etsy
Photos of Sweater Clips in Action
Do you love sweater clips?
Sweaters To Go with Your Cardigan Guard
A basic neutral sweater is a great addition to a wardrobe. You can wear it with everything and dress it up with a sweater clip.
Cardigan Sweater Patterns ~ Make Your Own Cardigan To Go with Your Sweater Clip
Don't have a cardigan to go with your sweater clip? Fear not! Make a sweater and you'll be safe from chills.
How to Make Sweater Clips - Make your own sweater clip
These fun blogs and Web sites provide instructions on making your own sweater clips. These creative women use vintage earrings (clip and screw on styles), findings, ribbon, toys, watch faces, and more to make sweater clips!
- The Dainty Squid: Tutorial: Sweater Clips!
Tutorial: Sweater Clips! -- You asked for it, you got it! I put together a tutorial on making sweater clips. It's so super simple!!
- DIY Part II: Sweater Clip - Stylepint - Stylepint
Is Glee single-handedly bringing back sweater clips? It seems so as more episodes of Emma Pillsbury (as played by Jayma Mays) display more versions of some lovely vintage sweater clips. At first, I thought she was wearing an interesting brooch/neckla
- The Fabled Needle Blog Vintage Sweater Clips Tutorial
I've been searching high and low for a set of vintage sweater clips or guard that I suit my fancy but to no avail. Then one evening it dawned on me that I could make some! I have a large collection of vintage millinery flowers that is oft admired but
- New life for vintage earrings
New life for vintage earrings, There are so many uses for vintage earrings. Not only are they fun to shop for, they also are easy to transform into necklaces, pins and bracelets.
- How to Make Cardigan Clips
Yesterday I showed you how to make a jumper/sweater into a cardigan and at the end I mentioned that I wasn't going to add buttons or ribbon ties because I wanted to use cardigan clips. This is how I made them!
- Sweater Clips
After last week's I Love to Create post about monogrammed sweaters I thought it was only appropriate to follow up this week with another cardigan accessory, sweater clips! Antiquated to some, but to others the ultimate way to sass-a-fy your sweater s
- ...Stuff Jen Did (said, saw, liked, made, etc.): How to make a sweater guard
Princesses get tiaras. Librarians get SWEATER GUARDS! I've admired sweater guards for a while, but couldn't find any I liked. I love these earrings, but they're too painful to wear. They needed a new life.
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