Well, I have to confess . . . since I started my online teaching jobs I haven’t had time for very much sewing. Actually, I have done any sewing in about a year. Which makes me kind of sad, because I LOVE to sew, but I’m also really enjoying these opportunities to teach and I have some really sweet students. But . . . I still have a TON of beautiful sweaters that I’ve collected over the past three or four years that I planned to use to make those beautiful patchwork refashioned sweaters that I sold in my Etsy shop. They are all gone now, well except for a purple one which for some reason gets lots of “likes” but no one has bought it yet.
So, until I get back to sewing on a more regular schedule, I wanted to try a few smaller projects that I could make with stuff I already have on hand. As I was scouting around for a few new ideas to try, I came across a ton of DIY projects and tutorials for using old sweaters – so it just seemed like a good idea to check out some of these cozy, winter day DIY projects made using old, thrifted sweaters.
I invested quite a bit of time over the summer organizing and sorting through the stuff out in my sewing studio, so it should be pretty easy to locate a few sweaters that are just right for making a few pillows for our newly updated living room, and I might even make a new wreath for the front door. There’s just no end of creative projects you can make with old sweaters, so if you are looking for a way to brighten up your home this winter, why not try one of these ideas? Be sure to visit the original blogger / creator of each design for the complete tutorial for making your very own cozy refashioned sweater DIY home decor!
from Setting for Four
Isn’t this one adorable? The buttons on the side, and the hand-appliqued heart in the middle add just the right touch for this winter / Valentine’s Day DIY project. Of course, you could make it in any color combination – it would look cute with a red heart on a white pillow, or a white heart on a pink pillow, or whatever else your creative mind can come up with. Find the original blog post at Setting for Four.
I love this color combination! The black, gray, and white flowers with the red heart button centers are the perfect accent for this dark red repurposed sweater wreath. The flowers are cut from felt and print fabric, and the base is covered with dark red sweater fabric. Super simple, but just perfect for a winter pop of color on your front door. To find this wreath, along with several other DIY projects from repurposed sweaters, visit Crafts n’ Coffee.
from Haute Apple Pie
This wreath is actually made by wrapping yarn around the base and then embellishing it with red calico print flowers, but I think you could also make it using repurposed sweater material and it would turn out almost as cute as this one. Stop by and visit Haute Apple Pie for the complete tutorial for making this wreath, and she also shows you how to make those adorable fabric flowers.
by Tidbits Cami
Here is a great tutorial for making basic repurposed sweater pillows which can be made in any color you can imagine – well any color old sweater you have on hand or can find at your local thrift shop. I really like to neutral colors in this collection, and they just look so warm and cozy! A few of these on the couch and in your favorite chair will really make your home feel snuggly warm all winter long. Visit Tidbits Cami
from Stone Gable Blog
This beautiful gray and ivory repurposed sweater wreath is just the perfect combination of colors to create a design that is both elegant and casual all at the same time. The various shades of gray along with the ivory, and the gray and ivory twine tying it all together features snowy pine cones in the center. You will find two more winter wreath designs at Stone Gable Blog, along with the tutorials for making your very own gorgeous repurposed sweater wreath for your front door.
Well, it looks like I have my work cut out for me just as soon as I can get back out into the sewing room. It’s been a busy week, but I actually have accomplished lots of the projects on my To Do list, so I just might find a couple of hours to get out there and make something fun! I hope you will pop in and join us for this week’s Favorite Things Linky Party . . . tomorrow morning I’m going to try to get out and about to visit a few of you to see what you’ve been up to this week. Hope to see you at the party!
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