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24 Ways to Reuse Old Sweaters

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1. Lovebird Wrist Warmers – Whip up some cozy wrist warmers for yourself or as a gift! If birds aren’t your thing, you can really use any embellishments you want to customize these.

2. Recycled Christmas Trees – You can use this tutorial to make mini trees or cute, pointy hats!

3. Felted Stockings – Is your mantle a little bit bare? Stitch up some cute stocking from your sweater stash!

4. Sweater Boots – What do you get when you combine an old sweater with a kicked pair of sneakers? Super cute, slouchy boots!

5. More Christmas Trees – This is a different cute take on the sweater Christmas tree.


6. That’s a Wrap – Turn an oversized sweater vest into a trendy, asymmetrical wrap.

7. Child’s Vest – How cute would your kiddo look in this preppy vest made from an old sweater?

8. No-knit Socks – No, for real! Turn those sweater sleeves into a pair of cozy socks.

9. Frumpy to Fabulous – Take an unflattering cardigan and tailor it beautifully.

10. Unravel Them – Pull those old sweaters apart and use the yarn in a whole new knit, crochet, or macrame project!

11. Mittens and a Hat – Turn one sweater into a matching gloves and hat set.

12. Pom Pom Hat – Everything is cuter with a pom pom on it! This hat is no exception.

Up Next: 12 more ways to upcycled old sweaters!

photos by Becky Striepe

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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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9:58AM PST on Jan 27, 2014

Thank You.

7:51PM PST on Dec 31, 2013

the skirt idea is cute

1:23PM PST on Nov 9, 2013

Great ideas,thanks for sharing

5:11AM PST on Nov 8, 2013

thanx love the ideas!

4:55PM PDT on May 1, 2013


10:20AM PST on Mar 9, 2013

clever, clever, clever

10:57PM PST on Mar 6, 2013


6:43AM PST on Mar 1, 2013

some super amazing ideas!!! thanks. I pinned/shared a few!

8:06PM PST on Jan 14, 2013

wow! so many creative ideas! i never would have thought of half of those things...

9:43PM PST on Jan 9, 2013

Very nice . Thanks

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