Monday, May 7, 2012
Another Upcycled Sweater
Repurposing old into new seems to be my favorite thing to do as of late. Here is another project that my mother-in-law and I created for my daughter. We felted a wool sweater that we purchased at a second-hand store. You can find the instructions for felting wool here. To find step-by-step instructions on creating the bag, click here.
We used remnants from the sweater to create rosettes and hand hand stitched them onto the bag to add some embellishment. I thought it turned out so cute!
We had chosen a smaller sweater to create this bag...since it was for an 8 year old. The neck of the sweater, in its shrunken state, was now the perfect size for an 18-inch doll. We added some sleeves to create a dress for her American Girl and used the cuffs for the skirt.
To further utilize all the scraps, we also created a bag for her doll to match her own.
All in all, we created 2 bags and a dress from an upcycled sweater. The best part was my daughter's smile rewarding our efforts!