Monday, January 28, 2013

Upcycling 1 Sweater, 3 Uses

I know that you have some old sweaters laying around that you have not worn in forever. I sure do. I keep them around thinking that I might wear them one day, but I don't.

If you follow my instagram (click link on left),  you notice that I wear a lot of leggings and boots. Its my fave. I needed a little something something to jazz up an outfit the other day. I have been wanting to crochet some boot cuffs but have been too lazy to make them. So, I did the next best thing. I cut some off a sweater!

I had an old turtleneck sweater just laying around. I cut 1/4 of the sleeves with the cuffs. I just wanted toppers because I sweat way to much for them on my whole leg. That was easy, but what to do with the rest of the sweater? I could not waste it! I decided to cut off the neck off to make a cute cowl neck scarf. It is loose enough to wear for fashion and also warm.

I still basically had the rest of the sweater left. It looked kind of cute cut up. Like an off the shoulder sweater. But it was frayed around the parts we cut off and didn't look too great. I decided to make a cute slipcover for a pillow. It was super easy. I just cut the front and back into squares, flipped it inside out, and sewed it up.

I would definitely say that was upcycling at its best!


  1. Not just one refashion, but three - awesome! I would love it if you shared this great upcycle at Thrifty to Nifty Thursdays at A Jennuine Life.