Monday, January 24, 2011

Upcycling a Sweater

Last week I saw an interesting article
on the Etsy blog (find it here)
about recycling an old sweater into mittens.
I decided to play around with the technique
using a felted sweater.
Unfortunately, my blogger's instinct
didn't kick in fast enough,
so I didn't get a "before" picture.
The "Women's" sized sweater became
the "Child's" sized one you see above
after felting.
I was able to get one mitten
from each sleeve.
After stitching them they look a little plain
so I'm going to embellish them, but with what?

The first place to look is my button box!

Buttons, or stitching???
I haven't yet decided.



Aren't these cute?
Kate had a sweater with them on it
when she was a little girl.
I see a pair of kid's mittens in my future,
just to use these buttons.



I haven't yet embellished my mittens,
so I can't show you the finished results.
Other duties call today and
I need to work on an order, so...later.
But, I did get this little guy made
out of some of my felted scraps.
A little sheep made from real wool!
Now that's recycling!
I'm linking this post to
All Things Inspired at All Things Heart and Home
Whatever Goes Wednesday at Someday...Crafts


6 comments:

Stitchfork said...

cute sheep! Looking forward to seeing how you finish your mittens.
xo Cathy

Christine Jargick said...

adorable. and I love the sheep!

Chrissy said...

I just upcycled a sweater for my dog Isabella, now to make another one and figure out something for the rest of it. How cute are those mittens and the sheep :)
Thanks for sharing

LambAround said...

I love that little sheep. Ooh, and the little sheep accent too! Though, I am partial to sheep ;)

There's a fun surprise awaiting you on my blog tonight :)

Robin said...

Sweetie...the mittens are darling and your photos are simply ART! I love the one with the darling buttons spread out!
xo
Robin
All Things Heart and Home

House Revivals said...

Cute mittens! I love your little sheep, too~
~Amanda

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