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Goodbye Sweater Weather: 10 DIY Crafts Made from Old Sweaters

Don't throw away all your old sweaters. Use these tutorials to recycle them into something new! Spring cleaning = spring creating!

DIY Old Sweater into a Shrug

For the first episode of Holly Jolly How-to's we show you a quick way to convert an old sweater into a matching shrug and skirt set.

Hats, Ponchos, Mittens, DIY Holiday Gifts : Threadbanger

Craft experts Rob & Corinne are at it again! This time we take an old pattern print sweater and turn it into three items! A beanie hat, poncho and mittens.

Mountain Cushion

Make these super cute mountain pillows with your old grey sweaters.

Destroy that sweater: A Dystopian DIY

Shredded, frayed and destroyed clothing is in! Destroy that old sweater and get destructive with this DIY method!

» Easy Cable Knit Skirt – A wardrobe refashionMy Poppet Makes

Do you like cable knits? I do. I love the chunky texture of the cables, and the way they automatically evoke the feeling of ‘cozy’. I’m not a knitter but appreciate the skill involved in making all the patterns and designs, so sometimes I wonder why knitters spend so much effort making such labour intensive projects with less than pleasant yarns?

DIY Upcycled Socks from sweater sleeves - Pearls and Scissors

I’m so excited to share this tutorial with you! The creation of these socks was like an “ahaa” moment. I have been trying to think of ways to upcycle sweater sleeves (I already know how to upcycled the body part) that I have left over from previous projects. And then, on a whim I put one of the sleeves on my foot and a light bulb went on in my mind. Sweater sleeve socks!!

Winter Wine Gift Wrap - Warm Hot Chocolate

I don't know how to knit, but I adore all of the sweater-like sleeves showing up on home accessories, like this vase or this coffee cozy.

Friday Flowers: Making Sweater Felt in the Washing Machine - Aunt Peaches

There are plenty of great tutorials already out there that use inexpensive, old reliable store-bought craft felt. Problem is, I avoid using craft felt whenever possible. Don’t get me wrong – it’s a great material to have around the house, but making your own felt from old sweaters has mucho advantages.

Cute Scarf

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Craft Sew Love Grow

This headband is great for spring! It's still a bit chilly at night time.