Tuesday, November 26, 2013

35 Fun Projects From Old Sweaters

Hi, how wonderful of you to stop by to pay me a visit.

I hope you enjoy this post. Sit back and sip your coffee while you check out these fun projects. I choose them with you in mind - things I thought you might appreciate. Enjoy.

Here we go.  :)











Alicia at Thrifty And Chic shared this quick and easy project. She covered her lampshade with an old sweater.

All you need is a sweater, scissors and hot glue!

Click HERE to see the tutorial.



Infarrantly Creative shared a post about making Boot Socks from old sweaters. Great project for this time of year.

Click HERE to see the tutorial.


Christmas Stockings made from old sweaters

Kelly at Imperfect Home Making whipped up these gorgeous stockings from her old sweaters.

I love how she positioned the buttons down the front.

Click HERE to see the tutorial.
A pillow cover made from an old sweater
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Liz at Love Grows Wild made these cozy pillows from Goodwill sweaters and old pillow forms she had around the house.

Click HERE to see the tutorial.







Alicia at Thrifty And Chic shared this second quick and easy project. She covered her vase with an old sweater.

Click HERE to see the tutorial.






Urban Threads made these cute mitts by upcycling the dreaded Christmas sweater.

She includes a pattern.

Click HERE to see the tutorial.




Donna at A Doll For All Seasons shares her tutorial with us. 

Isn't this doll sweater adorable?

Click HERE to see the tutorial.



blanket made from sweaters
Oh my gosh this sweater blanket looks absolutely gorgeous and cozy.

Michele from Yellow Suitcase Studio shares her step by step instructions. 

Click HERE to see the tutorial.



Check out this amazing infinity scarf tutorial from Suzannah at Adventures in Dressmaking.

Click HERE to see the tutorial.





Ilene at come on ilene shows us how to make this super cowl from an old sweater.

Click HERE to see the tutorial.


Alida shares a detailed tutorial on her blog Alida Makes so you can make your own baby cocoon.

Click HERE to see the tutorial.





Kathy & Susan have a blog called Just Crafty Enough. They share a quick and easy craft with us. Sweater covered candle holders.

Click HERE to see the tutorial.



Check out this DIY wreath at Artemis and Apollo.

All you need is: Yarn in the colour scheme of your choice, knitted sweater, pool noodle, duct tape, and a hot glue gun.

Click HERE to see the tutorial.



Here is a sweet sweater tutorial at Perched On A Whim. Looks like a wonderful purse for the cooler weather.

Click HERE to see the tutorial.


This is Holly's version of sweater pumpkins. You can see them on her blog, Bijou Lovely.

Click HERE to see the tutorial.


A light bulb went on and Hanna made these super easy and fun socks from sweater sleeves.

Click HERE to see the tutorial.
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Joan shares her quick easy and fun project for old sweaters and sweatshirts.

Click HERE to see the tutorial.





Jen at Pink When shared her Beanie from an Upcyled Sweater which she says you can literally make in about 10 minutes.  She even included a video from start to finish.

Click HERE to see the tutorial.



Jen at Drawings Under The Table made these adorable upcycled sweater slipper socks.

Click HERE to see the tutorial.






Heather at The Sewing Loft likes to reclaim old sweaters and turn them into stuffies.

Click HERE to see the tutorial.








Susan at Organized31 repurposed sweater sleeves into gift bags. I love the colour.


Click HERE to see the tutorial.





Nancy made this cozy hat from - guess what - that's right - a sweater.

Click HERE to see the tutorial.






Ellen shared these holiday trees on her blog, The Long Thread.


Click HERE to see the tutorial.







Here is an adorable skirt made from a sweater.

Click HERE to see the tutorial.







Hat and Leg Warmers.

Click HERE to see the tutorial.





Mary and Jess shared the instructions to make this shabby chic tree skirt. Their blog is called So Eclectric.


Click HERE to see the tutorial.

Steph at stuffstephdoes made this DIY cowl from an old sweater. When I saw this I immediately thought of my daughter Cole.

Click HERE to see the tutorial.




Ashley made this adorable baby sweater dress. Her blog is called Make It Love It. I have to make one for my youngest granddaughter.

Click HERE to see the tutorial.





Resweater sews up this basket liner. It looks cozy enough for a doggy bed.


Click HERE to see the tutorial.






Here's another sweater make over. Home Workshop shares their instructions for this rug.

Click HERE to see the tutorial.





Erin at Crafts & Stitch shared a tutorial for this cutie. He'd look great as part of a winter vignette.

Click HERE to see the tutorial.





Alison at Heavenly Handmades made this cute DIY Dino Taggie from an old sweater. My Honey Bunny loves her tag.

Click HERE to see the tutorial.







If thrift is the name of the game, unraveling may be right for you?


The Elusive Thread Blog

Click HERE to see the tutorial.




Chelsea made these gorgeous sweater presents and shared them on her blog - Two Twenty One.


Click HERE to see the tutorial.







 
Kristine at LiberatedMind shares her upcycled projects. A hat and pants for her cutie were made from an old sweater.

Click HERE to see the tutorial.



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Yahoo! I have been Featured at The Crafty Blog Stalker. Thank you!

This is what Katie had to say. "Your practically famous, you should shout it from the roof tops!"




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Thank you Susan at Organize31 for featuring this post on your blog. 

"As always, I just love seeing all the great projects that were linked up last week at Inspire Us Thursday Link Party. You have inspired me with so many wonderful ideas for projects and recipes. And I always appreciate that you've taken the time to join me at my link party."



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Thank you ladies for featuring my post on your blog, Take It On Tuesday. I am honestly grateful and honored to have this post featured as one of the favorites. Thank you, thank you, thank you.





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Friday Pin FestThank you Alma from A Conquered Mess and party co-hosts

for choosing to feature my post.

This is what Alma had to say, "You have made it so hard for us to choose features this week! Thank you for coming back and linking up your great projects and recipes."




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Well thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed checking out a few fellow blogger projects and found something inspiring. If you did please feel free to share the love.

I would love to see your projects made from old sweaters - just add a link below in the comments.



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60 comments:

  1. I love all these sweater ideas! I'm hosting a link party and would love for you to link up.

    http://iputabirdonit.blogspot.com/2013/11/my-favorite-free-christmas-fonts-and.html?m=1

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    Daniela

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    1. Hi Daniela, thanks for the invite. I will be heading over to link up at your party. Thanks for stopping by. I hope to see you again.

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  2. This is such a great post! I love the pumpkins and the snowman! I also pinned this to my "parenting" board on Pinterest because all parents wonder what to do with those old clothes...!

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    1. Hi Bonnie, Thanks so much. The pumpkins and snowman are so cute. I also really like the Christmas stockings. Thanks, I appreciate the PIN. Have a wonderful week.

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  3. I love the little snowman, what a great item to make and not let that sweater go to waste. Thank you for all of the wonderful links.

    Heidi’s Wanderings

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    1. The snowman really stands out doesn't he. It was the sweater blanket that first grabbed my attention. It just looks so cozy for winter.

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  4. Such creative uses for old sweaters. Those sweater pumpkins are adorable and really like the idea of use sweaters as gift packaging. Visiting from the CLIMB blog hop.

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    1. Hi Wanda, it's amazing to me that there are such creative people out there.

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  5. What wonderful ideas! I just love re-purposed stuff, so clever and so good for the environment! LOVE this post :)

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    1. Hi Laura Lee, I love repurposed stuff too! I hate the idea of so many things going to the dump when it can be reused by someone.

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  6. I have a few old sweaters stashed in a closet that I've been trying to figure out how to revamp. Thanks for all these great ideas! Coming by from The Wednesday Roundup and hope to see you again this week!

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    1. I personally do not have any sweaters - they make me too hot - put I get all kinds of sweaters from my granddaughters every spring as they outgrow their clothes. So we both now have a few projects to make. :)

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  7. Sweaters are the one thing I have trouble finding ways to repurpose so this post is wonderful! There are so many great ideas here. Thanks for sharing these, can't wait to try them!

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    1. Thanks Jody, I am glad you like this post and so happy that you are going to try a few! :)

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  8. What a brilliant post and that snowman is cute as he can be. :) Thank you for linking to Super Sunday Sync.

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    1. Thanks. The snowman looks easy enough to make with my young granddaughters. Are yougoing to give it a go?

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  9. Darlene, this is a great round-up!! Thanks, Linda

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    1. Hi Linda, nice to see you again. Thanks for the compliment. Hope to see you again soon.

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  10. This an absolutely wonderful round up!! Thanks for sharing on Four Seasons Blog Hop~ Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

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  11. These ideas are amazing! I found you from the climb blog hop, can't wait to keep seeing more great craft ideas.

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    1. Hi Debbie, thanks for stopping by from the blog hop. I hope I won't disappoint you.

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  12. Darlene,
    We love all of these projects. Great ideas. Thank you so much for sharing with Wednesday's Adorned From Above Link Party. Have a great week.
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com

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    1. Hi Debi and Charly, So happy that you love the round up. Thanks for hosting the Party.

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  13. Such cute ideas! I had never even considered the amount of things that could be done with an old sweater! Thank you so much for sharing at Meandering Mondays! Hope you have a great week!

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    1. Isn't it amazing that there are so many projects that can be made from sweaters! And this is just a small sampling of what is out there.

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  14. I love this post SO MUCH! I pinned this and even though I'm a very clumsy sewer/seamstress, I will actually try more than a few of these! I know where I'm headed when I get paid, to the Thrift Shop to look for sweaters! Thank you for the amazing inspirations.

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    1. Thank you so much Joy for letting me know how much you love this post. Good thing is, not all the projects require sewing while others only require a beginner's level.

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  15. Love it! Great ideas! I'm totally gonna try some of these!

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    1. Thanks Sarah. I hope you come back and let me know which ones you do.

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  16. OMMMGGEE-- I love this post! Thank you so much for the inspiration :) Now I wish I would have waited to make that trip to the Good Will after cleaning out my closet last month. Purged a bunch of sweaters, dress pants and jeans. Oh well. Thrift store shopping for sweaters to make some of these projects will be fun.

    Found your link on Fabulous Farm Living btw and I'm your newest follower. Have a great week!

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    1. Isn't that how it goes. You finally decide to get rid of some stuff only to find out shortly later that you could use it. LOL On the other hand, like you said, you now have a reason to go shopping! Have wonderful week.

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  17. What lovely ideas. Love the socks made from sleeves. Thank-you for sharing and linking your wonderful post to "The Most Fabulous Link-up Jol"
    I am following you on a variety of different social media.
    Keren (From the blog: Fabulous-farmliving)

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    1. Hey Keren, thanks for the follow. I'll have to check out your blog. Have a great day.

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  18. Who Knew you could do SO MUCH with old sweaters??? I am In Love with the Purse! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. It is amazing what you can find when you search the web - so many talented people.

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  19. Thanks for sharing my Repurposed Sweater Sleeve Gift Bags, Darlene. This round up is a repurposer's dream! Thanks for sharing at Inspire Us Thursday at Organized 31.

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    1. Hi Susan, it's my pleasure to share your gift bags. They just happened to fit in well with this round up. And you know, I found it through Google.

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  20. Thanks for joining us on The Great Blog Train Ride! What an awesome line-up! Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines...on my comment above I left out the "is":(

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    1. Hi again Lynn. :) Isn't it a bummer that you can't go back and fix your comment. I don't know how many times that I hit post then saw a silly mistake. We should be able to edit our comments.

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  21. These are all so clever. Love them. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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    1. Hi Marty, thanks. As usual, it was a fun party.

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  22. As I sit here in -27 degrees C thoughts about sweaters are most welcome! I have a pair of sweater mittens that have lasted several years and are so cozy warm. I really love those sweater socks too. Visiting via LOBS (I'm number 64). Have a lovely day - keep warm! :)

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    1. Hi Barb, winter is definitely here now. Ice is everywhere, splitting trees and downing power lines. Luckily our power was only out for a few minutes.

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  23. Great list! I think the pillows and candle holders are my favorite :-) Not much need for wearing sweaters here in Florida so great way to recycle the ones I used to wear when I lived in Illinois. Thanks for sharing with us at Take it On Tuesday! ~Kelly @ Eyes on the Source

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    1. You could make gifts for friends or family who live in colder climates. I can't image living in an area that doesn't get cold. Weird to me but awesome for you.

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  24. The sweater Idea is so cute. Might have to try this. Thanks for linking up with us at Fresh Friday

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  25. I so love re-purposing! Thanks for all the great ideas! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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    1. It's great when you don't have to buy anything to complete a project and save landfill space for other things.

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  26. Brilliant collection of tutorials. Thanks for linking up at the Creative Home and Garden hop.

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    1. Thanks Alison, I tried to make sure I only included posts that included the tutorials. It's a bummer when you see a neat project but it doesn't include instructions.

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  27. Darlene, I love this round up. It covers all areas! That must have taken quite a bit of time to put together. Very well done, girl. Your friend, Linda

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    1. Thanks Linda. It did take quite some time researching then editing the photos etc. Not everyone appreciates the amount of work that can go into a round up.

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  28. LOVE these ideas!! I'm definitely going to have to make some of these. I love sweaters! Thanks for linking up at Take it on Tuesday!

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    1. Hi Betsy, I look forward to seeing the finished products!

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  29. Thanks so much for sharing with Adorned From Above’s Link Party. Have a great week.
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com

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    1. Hi Debi and Charly, thanks for visiting. Have a great week too.

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  30. I absolutely love all these repurposed sweater ideas! So crafty! :-) I found your blog through The Great Blog Train! You can check out my blog, Meg’s Menagerie, at http://megmeg77.wordpress.com/ Have a great week!!!

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    1. Hello Megan, you can keep all those old favorite sweaters but restyled into something different. :)

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