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Sewing Socks from Sweaters- Tutorial

These cozy bootlining socks sew up in about 15 mins. Literally! Come check out the tutorial at my blog here.

Added by Tanna Peters on January 19, 2010 at 6:10pm — No Comments

Winter Wonderland Trees

Create your own winter wonderland with the help of colorful thrift threads. Perfect for old plaid patterns or sweaters long forgotten, these holiday trees are guaranteed to spruce up any room. Group them together for your own fun-filled forest, or space them out to add a pop of color throughout the house.

Make these decorations using old sweater from Savers, out right out of your collection of old sweaters.…


Added by Susan on November 25, 2012 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

sweaterpants for baby

i loved this idea, i going to make my grand-daughter some, lots of them, and i have some old sweaters waiting.

Added by Barbara Jackson on August 22, 2009 at 8:09pm — No Comments

Make a Hat & Mittens from a Sweater (patterns!)

Here is a (very) basic pattern for hat and mittens set that Trish from "Simple Up" made from a felted cable-knit sweater. -- note that she's only allowed for very small (approx. 3/16 inch, or 4 mm) seams, since felted sweaters don't require finished edges.

Check out the patterns and instructions… Continue

Added by Susan on February 4, 2010 at 10:30am — 9 Comments

Simple Sweater Hat Tutorial - Upcycling Project

Nancy, of Nancy's Couture makes making winter hats a snap using sweaters. It's so easy - it's not even funny... check out this tutorial and whip out some of those old sweaters you won't wear to make some new hats!…


Added by Susan on November 25, 2010 at 3:30am — No Comments

Cozy Upcycled Bubble Skirt ♥ Refashioning Tutorial ♥ Free PDF

"I LOVE THIS."  Super easy, thrifty, and fun!

You will need:

  • Man’s long sleeve sweater…

Added by Susan on August 20, 2013 at 5:30am — No Comments

Frosted Flowers Cardigan Upcycle Project

Want one of these? You will need a cardigan and an old t-shirt.


Download this flower cut-out pattern…


Added by Susan on November 17, 2010 at 3:00am — 3 Comments

ReSewing a Lambswool Angora Blend Sweater

Another sweet thrift shop find!  Another sweater that was very small, and possibly already felted, found it's way into my hands a few weeks ago.  It's quite thick.  I loved the floral design and the off-white color.  I'm going to play with it today,and possibly make another purse. 


I'd love to…


Added by Susan on February 3, 2011 at 8:05am — 3 Comments

Let it Snow?

I con't decide if I want it to snow or not.  I'm in Texas and we don't have that much snow so it's nice to see sometimes.  But it makes driving a nightmare and I don't like that.  I don't have to go anywhere so I am blessed but others do and I wish others didn't have to deal with the negative impact of driving in snow and ice.  I like to crochet when it's snowing so I enjoy it. 

I am getting a lot of projects completed because…


Added by Jana on January 10, 2011 at 11:27am — No Comments

Windy City Knits Cowl Neck

Check out these Cowl Necks, what a nice idea. I'm always too hot in a bulky turtle neck sweater but I like the style so these are perfect, when it gets too warm just slip it off. Wear one under a blazer or your winter coat.


Added by Kim on January 26, 2011 at 5:54pm — No Comments

How to make a hat and scarf from a sweater

This project would make a fantastic gift for any little boy, or girl. You could vary the eyes, ears, and nose to create any critter they might like. Penguins, teddy bears, rabbits, or stick to the owl that this easy and well written tutorial demonstrates. You would be able to also make matching mittens for the hat and scarf. Grab an old sweater or buy… Continue

Added by Susan on December 16, 2009 at 6:00am — 6 Comments

Stretching Boiled Wool

I just purchased a beautiful, used boiled wool jacket from Austria on Ebay. The quality is excellent. The only problem is the sleeves are too short! Has anyone had any luck stretching thick boiled wool? I thought I'd wet the sleeves with a little water and hair conditioner mixture. Any ideas? I've had fairly good luck with regular wool sweaters because I'm patient and spend a lot of time streching and pulling before they dry.

Added by Lori on October 14, 2008 at 5:59pm — No Comments

Spotlight on Recycled Wool Owl Skirt by ReSweater


Our professional sweater upcycler ReSweater posted a photo (above) of a skirt she recently made out of felted…


Added by Susan on November 17, 2011 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

Primitive Hearts & Stars Rag Quilt Pattern

I love these two combination of turquoise flannel fabric match together. This one was a fun one to make. It is a twin size so that I have plenty to cuddle with on a…

Added by Shannon on April 13, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

Refashion Tutorial - Ruffled Shoulder Business



Added by Ruby Murray on November 6, 2011 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

Upcycled Sewing with Sweaters

Sweater Make-Over Sewing Project 

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The Way I Do It…….. 

OK, this doesn’t mean it is the ONLY way – but after YEARS of creative sewing, designing, observing and teaching . . . I’m convinced that the process I share below is the best way (at least for me) to sew, be the ‘boss’ and have to have FUN while…


Added by Londa Rohlfing on January 19, 2016 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

Make Unique One-Of-A-Kind Christmas Sweater Stockings

Sweaters with unusual pockets, embroidered plackets, beaded yokes, collars, or buttons make excellent and unique stockings, and making a stocking from a patterned sweater creates the illusion that you knit them yourself. Shhhhh don't tell them any different....…


Added by Susan on November 29, 2010 at 5:00am — 1 Comment

Sew a Whimsical Winter Wonderland Dress for Little Girls


A warm and cozy one-of-a-kind dress made from recycled sweaters.

Lindsay of "The Cottage Home" gives us…


Added by Susan on February 18, 2011 at 3:00am — 8 Comments

That's What Friends Are For

My friend, Londa, posted on her blog about making a dress, V1250. I headed over to the Vogue website to see the pattern and, holey-moley! it was on sale for $3.99. "Hmm", I said to self. "I think I need that pattern. And free shipping on orders over $25. I could see if any of the patterns on my wish list are $3.99…


Added by Gloria Allender on April 19, 2011 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

NEWS: Handmade clothing is having its fashion moment

Tracy Nesdoly

Special to the Star

You might not think that chunky sweater Grandma gave you for Christmas is on the cutting edge of fashion, but you’d be wrong.  The handmade, mistakes and all, is having a major moment...


No less an arbiter of style and trend than Phoebe Philo, Céline’s creative director, made news with her spring 2011…


Added by Susan on January 13, 2011 at 2:55pm — No Comments

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