DIY: From Cotton Sweater to Circular Scarf…
When thrifting, I’m always on the look out for sweaters. They represent so many possibilities to me. You may have noticed my cushion cover here in my living room. I’ve been sewing cushion covers from thrifted sweaters long before Pinterest existed. I was recently in a thrift store and was rather taken aback by the cost of some of the sweaters I was seeing. Albeit, they were in very good condition, so not necessarily fodder for cutting and sewing. Yet still, I had a hankering for a little DIY, so I headed over to the children’s section. I found this little treasure in the boys aisle, and loved the colour scheme. Home it came. It was too small for covering a pillow, and I secretly wanted to wear it anyways, so I decided to make a circular scarf out of it. Here’s a quick DIY for those of you that aspire to create a little something out of a little something.
Above left is the original sweater. Above right is the finished circular scarf, and a quick pair of fingerless gloves
There you have it. I now have a cozy scarf that slips easily over my head. I can tuck it in closer to my neck for extra warmth, or allow it to drape in a more open fashion.
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You're clever times two! This looks so cozy – what a great idea. I'm glad you included that link because I somehow missed that other post with your living room photos. How pretty – you certainly do have a colourful canvas!
can we just take a moment and acknowledge how brilliant you are? seriously, i'm going to be looking at sweaters in a whole new light. and the pillows you made were ADORABLE. i especially liked the yellow buttoned up one 🙂
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Great idea Sue!
Oh i forgot to mention i find your sweater cushion so cute!
That's a great idea as well!
I want one! Good find, Sue…..
Hey Val, thanks for visiting. I always appreciate your comments.
Ah, thank you Marlen. Thanks for visiting from Messages on a Napkin!
Thank you, thank you!
Oh, yes a nice soft and cozy type 2 woolly for you.
So crafty! Love how you repurposed the sweater. Beautiful colours too.
how completely awesome of you! 🙂
Unique idea well executed. love it.
Thanks for stopping by Alexandra.
Thank you Teddi!
Thank you so much Anon!
What a super cool and inventive idea, Sue! I love the final look and the new scarf and gloves rock with your coat!
Well now you're just showing off 🙂
Seriously, though – what a cool idea! I harbour no illusions that I could actually pull that off, but for the price of a thrift store sweater, I'd be willing to give it a shot. I'll be keeping my eyes open for the right sweater.
this is a really intresting look! and i love the info you gave out!
This is amazing and so crafty, love it!
Very crafty, thanks for the idea!
And a big thank you for hosting Ta Da! Tuesday.
Thank you Natalie. Everytime I see your cute picture, I think about food…but healthy food, :).
Thanks Tallia. So nice of you to take the time to comment.
How 'bout this? Buying a large 100% wool sweater, making the scarf, and then doing your felting magic to it…Just an idea. You've got until fall before you'll even want a scarf around your neck anyways.
Hey Kelly. Thanks for the kind words. Let me tell you…so many cute little ones knits, and clothes in general, in the thrift stores. You'll have such fun!