10 Things Made from Upcycled Sweaters

10 Things Made from Upcycled Sweaters

Sarah Coffey
Apr 23, 2009

Sweater season is almost over (although here in Chicago it's taking its time to leave). As you're moving your winter clothes to the back of your closet, don't toss those old sweaters with holes. They can be put to new use. Crafty types will be inspired by this roundup. If, on the other hand, you like a piece but you don't have the time or inclination to make your own, most of these products are available for purchase...

posted originally from: AT:Chicago

1 This argyle quilt ($200) from SunMoonLake is made from reclaimed cashmere.
2 Wool sweaters were used to make this handwoven rag rug ($240) from fiveforty.
3 Chicago-based plytextiles makes modern pillows ($79) from recycled sweaters.
4 Danny Seo's re-upholstered sweater chair redo cost him next to nothing to make.
5 Rachel Denny creates sculptural deer heads from upcycled sweaters.

6 TrishaBrinkDesign transformed a red sweater into felted wool coasters ($24).
7 Cover your computer in a laptop sweater ($20) by Davey Sommers.
8 This collared sweater is actually a hot water bottle cover ($30).
9 These wine cozies were repurposed from felted sweater sleeves.
10 This monkey ($22) from Handmade Geekery was an argyle sweater in a past life.

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