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7 Ways to Reuse Old Sweaters

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6. Child’s Hat and Legwarmer Set

GiannyL shows you how to quickly create a matching hat and pair of legwarmers from one adult sweater. If you don’t want the ties at the top, you can always sew in elastic instead.

>>Next: Old sweater to new yarn.

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Becky Striepe

Becky Striepe is a freelance writer and vegan crafter living in Atlanta, Georgia. Her life’s mission is to make green crafting and vegan food accessible to everyone! Like this article? You can follow Becky on Twitter or find her on Facebook!


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4:34PM PST on Dec 31, 2013

interesting ideas!

3:06PM PST on Dec 23, 2013

Excellent ideas, well-appreciated. thank you!

1:07PM PST on Dec 23, 2013

No. I refuse to read an article over seven pages with a few lines on each page.

2:23PM PST on Dec 22, 2013

If you have a serger you can make lots of things by sewing knitted pieces together.
Many store bought sweaters cannot be unravelled because they are cut from a large fabric and consist of short ends of thread.
If it is real wool you can wash it very hot and use the felted fabric for something.

10:31PM PST on Dec 20, 2013

All cute ideas. Thank you!

5:27AM PST on Dec 20, 2013

I saw some boot sweaters in a catalog that were rather expensive. I sure a sweater could be used to make a pair.

6:48AM PST on Dec 19, 2013

The mittens are the one I would be most likely to try. Thanks for the ideas.

10:29AM PST on Dec 17, 2013


1:52AM PST on Dec 17, 2013

good ideas thankyou - just a pity so many links to get the info.

1:41AM PST on Dec 17, 2013

Some interesting ideas here for recycling/reusing old sweaters. Sometimes good and cozy for the cat that owns me to snuggle on as well.

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