When going through your winter clothes this fall did you find some sweaters that you can no longer wear? Don’t toss them or donate them just yet. There are so many ways to reuse old sweaters! You can upcycle your old sweaters, even the ones that have shrunk or have a few moth holes. You can cut them up and create quilt squares, make trendy pillow covers, make mittens, make a felted hat, or even turn an old sweater to create a tea cozy.
Are you feeling left out because all of your sweaters are in great shape, then pop into your local thrift store and pick up some old sweaters to use in your sewing projects. Check out the men’s department as well as the women’s section for old sweaters. Look for interesting patterns and colored sweaters for your projects.
Some craft projects require felted wool. If you have old wool sweaters, you can use this tutorial showing you how to felt wool sweaters or this one showing how to turn old sweaters into felted wool, instead of buying felted wool. You can also unravel a sweater and reuse the yarn for other projects. Here is how to unravel a sweater to recycle the yarn.
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How do you reuse old sweaters? Have you ever upcycled an old sweater for a DIY Project? We would love to hear about it!