She Cuts Into Her Old Sweater – I Fell In Love With What She Made With It
FaithTap Staff 11/5/2015
Old sweaters don't have to be given away just yet, but can be turned into usable items that still look great. It's time to see how these classic sweaters get the upcycle of a lifetime!
Screenshot via Youtube Soft Sweater Hat
A thick sweater is a brilliant way to keep your head warm! Use the hemline of your sweater as a guide for the base of your beanie.
abeautifulmess.typepad.com Draw the outline of another hat
Place a hat on top of your sweater and mark around it with chalk or a marker to outline the size of your hat. Remove the hat and cut around the line.
abeautifulmess.typepad.com Stitch around the edges
Stitch around the edges of your hat with either a sewing machine or needle and thread.
abeautifulmess.typepad.com Inside out!
Turn the stitched side inside out and your warm cap is now complete!
Warm your heart & hands!
Sweater mittens don't just warm your hands, but warm your heart! This super easy idea just needs a sweater, scissors, and a sewing machine or needle and thread.
abeautifulmess.com Cut out your mittens
These mittens can be made by tracing around your hand to get the right size. Cut out the outline you made.
abeautifulmess.com Stitch together and you're done!
Stitch around the mittens and then turn them inside out for the complete look!
abeautifulmess.com Dress Up A Lampshade
Simple to follow
Simply pull a sweater over a lampshade and trim off extra material at the top. Then, leave about an inch of material to fold down and add hot glue around the top edges.
unskinnyboppy.com So easy to decorate a room!
This subtle upgrade adds a fun touch to any room.
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Add a soft touch to your package
Cut strips of fabric from the arm of an old sweater to make a snug cover. You can use yarn to create a decorative ball on top.
boxwoodclippings.com Completely wrapped up!
Or slide the entire box into a larger portion of the sweater and tie the excess fabric into a bow on top.
boxwoodclippings.com Holiday Sweater Wreath
This wreath will look perfectly set as a holiday greeting. All you need is a straw wreath, old sweater, and glue gun. A greeting sign and green or red felt are optional to attach.
girllovesglam.com Wrap around
Cut through the seam of a sweater sleeve to make it one flat piece that can be wrapped around the wreath. Glue the sweater into place on the wreath and cut off the excess fabric. Take this excess fabric and move onto the next section on the wreath. Repeat this action until the wreath is completely covered.
girllovesglam.com Finishing touches!
Add a bow made out of the sweater and some holly made out of felt, along with a holiday greeting.
Small Dog Sweater
For small dogs, you can use the sleeve of a sweater, but make sure your dog fits inside the sleeve before you get started.
thehobbyroomdiaries.com Measure it out
Use a ruler to cut holes into the sweater sleeve that will work for your dog to slide their arms and legs through.
thehobbyroomdiaries.com Lookin' good!
Small dogs look stylish and stay warm in cozy sweaters.
thehobbyroomdiaries.com Cozy Flowerpots
Cut out sweater sleeves
Small flowerpots get a cozy treatment with sweaters! Measure the height of your flowerpot and cut out the sweater sleeve leaving about 2 inches of extra fabric.
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Fold the extra fabric over the flowerpot and tuck it in.
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Add some rocks around your plants for a finishing touch.
duofiberworks.com Sweater Dog Bed
Watch this video to see an old sweater be transformed into a comfortable dog bed.
You simply need a sweater, scissors, yarn, large eye wool needle, and stuffing from 1 or 2 old pillows.
VIDEO Get creative!
Old sweaters make wonderful upcycles for the winter season! There are plenty of ways to use sweaters and it just takes a little imagination and creativity to decide how you want to use them.