As spring winds down, bringing the oh-so-hot temperatures of summer all the closer, we are knee deep in cleaning. In the midst of purging and decluttering, we've come across a handful of wool sweaters that really don't need to make an appearance as apparel ever again. Here are 10 things you can do to reincarnate those tired old wool sweaters.
Felting wool is as simple as washing an old 100% wool sweater in hot water. The end result is a piece of fabric that can be cut, sewn, and then given a new life.
Felting is a great way to recycle old sweaters. Try making any of these easy home projects; some of these links are for crafting inspiration, and others will offer how-tos.
- iPod case (Wouldn't this be great adapted for an iPad or Kindle too?)
- Pillow cases
- Nesting bowls
- Small handbags
- Grocery tote
- Laptop sleeve
- Home decor pieces (ornaments, mobiles, etc.)
- Lunch tote
- Bottle coozie