Fresh Start: Repurpose Old Sweaters

Fresh Start: Repurpose Old Sweaters

Micki Howl
Jan 11, 2011

Before you toss your sweaters with holes, or the comfy-cozies that have pilled beyond wear, consider these creative ideas to re-use your old sweaters.

How To: Repurpose Old Sweaters into Chair Covers
How To: Make a Patchwork Pet Bed
How To: Harvest Yarn From a Sweater
Wool Sweater Sleeve as Wine Cozy

Read on for the full list of projects...

Sweater Bedspread
• via Night Owls Menagerie blogspot: How to make a sewn dryer ball from recycled material
• via Woman's Day: Make a Cozy Throw with Old Sweaters
Sweater Stocking Pattern

Other alternatives: Give someone something warm at Goodwill. If your sweaters are beyond repurposing and give-away condition, cut them into strips and donate them to your local SPCA. They can always use clean rags for animal care.

Images:
Top left: Night Owls Menagerie Blogspot
Top right: How To: Repurpose Old Sweaters into Chair Covers
Bottom left: How To: Make a Patchwork Pet Bed
Bottom right: Woman's Day

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