We had our first snow last week. So, in the midst of January closet cleaning, and a few days of house-bounded-ness (look a new word!), I started thinking about upcycling old sweaters. They’re pretty easy to find – your closet, his closet, under the teenager’s bed or at the thrift store. There are super fun, snowy day ideas below!!
I’m still at the point of sweater gathering and idea planning, so I don’t have personal projects to show. It will be awhile since ALL my current sewing time goes toward prepping for teaching at the Sewing and Stitchery Expo next month. Take a look at the classes I’m teaching right here. I’d love to see you in class if you’re coming!!
My newly retired husband is on meal duty, the puppy is in sewing supervisor training and my brain is happily consumed with class planning and sewing! You can see that Zoey’s exhausted from the intense training. Or maybe, just from being a puppy.
But, when I get time, these are the projects I’m excited about. (Gnome for cold weather inspiration.) Take a look at what I found. There’s a hat, a headwrap and a little scarf. All quick, all super-cute, all warm and snow day cozy!
DIY Sweater Beret
From one of my FAVORITE blogs, Trash to Couture, this lovely beret is stunning and takes less than half an hour to make. Laura has the most amazing vision when she sees old clothes and sweaters and you’re going to love her whole site. Start here with the DIY Sweater Beret and allow some time to look around. PRO TIP: If you’d like more of a slouchy beret, just cut your circle wider and gather it onto the band.
Anthro Knock-off Headwrap
I love this Anthropologie knock-off headwrap from another favorite blog, Flamingo Toes. Bev is charming and always features clever, inspiring projects. She used the back of a cardigan and a few faux pearls for this gorgeous head warmer. Just think how stylish you’ll look slipping and sliding through the snow! Start here with the Anthro Headwrap Knockoff and again, plan some time to browse through Bev’s blog.
Cheri created an upcycled scarflette for her I Am Momma Hear Me Roar blog. Isn’t that an adorable name?! And, beyond adorable, her scarflette is so quick to make that you’ll be out the door in about 20 minutes. Collect sweaters and make one to coordinate with all your coats and jackets! It’s a great button-showcase project and I know you’ve got a collection to use – because we all do. No buttonholes since the scarflette slips over your head. Get going on the Upcycled Scarflette right here.
That’s a Wrap!
That’s it for now. I just wanted to get back in touch and inspire you a little!! I’ll try to keep you posted on my Sewing and Stitchery Expo prep as I go and, again, I hope you’re coming! Let me know if you’ll be there, I’d LOVE to meet up.
Happy Snowy Upcycling!!