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24 Ways to Reuse Old Sweaters

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13. Sweater Sleeve Cowl – The sleeve of a shrunken sweater is the perfect size and shape to make a cozy cowl.

14. Felted Brooch – Got some scraps left over from those other felted sweater projects? Make a pretty brooch!

15. Ruffled Scarf – This looks uber cozy!

16. Sweater Skirt – Turn an old Christmas sweater into an adorable mini skirt.

17. Monster Puppets – The kids will love playing with these silly, handmade puppets.


18. Infinity Scarf – Make a button up infinity scarf from an old, felted sweater.

19. Beach Ball Pillows – Are you dreaming of balmy weather? Make some beach ball pillows to keep you comfy and cozy until the warmer months return.

20. Sweater Wreath – Felted sweaters make a beautiful wreath that you could really display year-round.

21. Sweater Bangle Bracelets – Got some boring plastic bangles in your stash? Learn how to cover them with old sweaters for an updated look.

22. Sweater Slippers – Nothing says cozy like a pair of slippers! Here’s how to make a sweet pair from an old sweater.

23. Lampshade – Update an old lampshade with sweater material.

24. Bubbly Sweater Scarf – This scarf would be great for using up your felted sweater scraps!

Have you done any fun crafts with old sweaters lately? Share your ideas in the comments!

photo 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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