Thursday, October 6, 2011

20 beautiful DIY sweater repurposing ideas & tutorials


happy autumn, niceykins!
have some lovely fall sweaters you've accidently shrunk, or maybe some that are too small, too big, or that you fell in love with at the thrift shop?

how about turning them into fabulous new things/
here's a roundup of 20 of my favourite repurposed sweater DIY tutorials and ideas. (& here are some helpful tips on how to sew with knitted fabrics, too!)

18. make these cashmere bunnies from your old sweater

happy repurposing!
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  1. What great ideas! Love #4 & 8!!

  2. thanks cutie!
    love that #4 soooo much! such great green ideas, aren't there?!

  3. what fun ideas! I love all the little creatures in #4! :)

  4. Thank you for all these great tips!
    Suddenly I don't feel sad anymore for that sweather with the lovely colors which is way to short for me. Hm, gonna make it into something cool... but what?

  5. love the lamp shade idea! If I was at all good at crafting, I would definitely try that :)

  6. I love the argyle pig! Such a cute idea.

  7. WHoA! This is a killer post! I'm so glad I caught this . . . tomorrow is a 50% off sale at Goodwill and I am definitely going to give at least one of these projects a spin with an old sweater. AMAZING. xoxoxo woo hoo.

  8. me too, alicia!

    thanks unni - happy making!

    i know you can do it kristi!

    thanks so much casey! me too!

    oh super, erin! can't wait to see what you make!

  9. tried to go to #1 fingerless mittens and it gave me an error message. would love to see how these are done!

  10. I want to share my wreath made from a upcycled felted sweaters.

  11. I wanted to share my wreath made from upcycled felted wool sweaters. I also have a tutorial on how to make a little dress out of a adult sweater.

  12. wonderful!
    thanks gail - i fixed it up!
    should be great now.
    cheers nicies!
    happy making


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