Today is Day 30 of Sewing School.
Now you’ve seen a couple of different types of refashions– one with curtains, changing the style, and one as a means to embellish an otherwise plain garment. Today we’re going to continue to talk about refashioning, particularly repurposing sweaters. I love doing this because I’m actually not much of a sweater-wearer myself.
Sweaters are a really fun material to work with. They are so versatile in what you can create with them– their coziness lends itself well to many other types of garments and even home decor or accessories. It’s always easy to find old sweaters, either in your own closet collecting dust or via handmedown from a friend, or cheap at a thrift store or garage sale.
Creating with things that are already in circulation is one of our favorite ways to get craft here at Simple Homemade.
Let’s look at a few fun ways to give old sweaters new life .
New uses for old sweaters
As soon as my stash of old sweaters is out of storage, there are a few things I can’t wait to make, including these cozy vase covers– they are so perfect to add a dash of warmth to fall and winter decor.
I’ve also had my eye on this idea for quite sometime. I just love these little sweater-leg-warmers– how cute would they be over tights?
Recently I wanted something soft and cushy to keep our iPad a little safter when we packed it into a backpack for a trip. A simple seam up one side of a wool hood (I had cut it off a sweater a while back) worked perfect. I just added a little loop of elastic and hand-sewed on a button to keep it closed.
This sweater was way too itchy for me to wear, but I haven’t heard my iPad complain yet!
One of my favorite things I’ve done with sweaters is cut them up and mix and match the prints to make these sweater beanies. As soon as I can, I plan to share a tutorial for these with you (my pattern is in storage with my sweater pieces!). I kept a couple for my self and I just love them.
Have you ever repurposed or refashioned old sweaters? Do tell! Check back tomorrow for the last day of Sewing School and a fun giveaway.