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Showing posts with label upcycle sweater. Show all posts

[Infographic] Upcycle old sweaters!

If you're in the northern hemisphere, you're optimistic that spring is around the corner and you're probably wanting to cull old sweaters because (a) they don't fit you and/or (b) you didn't wear them all winter because you hate them.

If you're in the southern hemisphere, you're unpacking them, trying them on and realizing that you (a) hate a few of them and/or (b) can no longer fit into a few of them. Ahem.

But don't throw them out! Fun ideas for upcycling below care of Fix.com. I also have refashioning ideas for you here, here, here and here.


Source: Fix.com Blog

Upcycle: Bye bye sweater, hello purse!


I'm beginning to threaten my sweaters (ok, all my winter clothes) with imminent donation... because muttering dark thoughts in the direction of my closet is a good outlet right now. And I need an outlet because I'm deeply, desperately sick of winter (there's really nothing wrong with the damn clothes).  It's the snow!! Three-hour commutes thanks to the timing of this month's snow storms are driving me nuts!!!  Ok. Apologies. I'll go back to swearing at my closet.

And send you to Lana Red ... who's put together an awesome tutorial for turning an old sweater into a bag! I think this would be a fun way to repurpose an old purse too. You need a strap, hardware and leather bits from somewhere. So why not chop up that bag your kid destroyed with a felt-tip marker?