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Repurpose or Upcycle Old Sweaters

Who knew that there are so many creative ways to upcycle sweaters? From creative home décor to accessories and pet beds, you can make a ton of things you can DIY reusing sweaters. No need to toss your favorite old sweaters when you can breathe new life into their cozy warmth. So if you don’t want to say goodbye to that old sweater but are not sure what to do with it, here’s a handy list of sweater projects to help get your creative juices flowing.

Upcycle Sweaters into Accessories

Cardigan cowl

sweater neck cowl

by MaybeMatilda

Make a pair of warm mittens

sweater mittens

by HelloSewing

Sweater hat

upcycled sweater hat

by Justthewoords

Sweater boots

recycled sweater boots

by Urbanthreads

Cozy Slippers

sweater slippers

by Wecanredoit

Knit coffee cozy

sweater mug cozies

by Wenderly

Fingerless gloves

by CreativityinPieces

Leg warmers or Boot toppers

leg warmers

by MakeandDocrew

Hand warmers

how to make hand warmers

by HelloSewing

Winter Wine Bottle Wrap

sweater wine gift bag

by thatswhatchesaid


sweater lapshade

by BethBryan


DIY Fleece ear warmer tutorial

by HelloSewing

Upcycle a Sweater into HOME Décor

Sweater pumpkins

Sweater blanket

repurposed sweater blanket

by yellowsuitcasestudios

Plant pot cover

sweater covered flower pot

by acultivatednest

Snowman winter decoration

sweater christmas decoration

by diybeautify

Make a throw pillow

sweater pillows

by songbirdblog

Cozy Christmas Gift Wrap

sweater gift wrap

by boxwoodclippings

Repurpose Sweaters into Cozy Stuff for your Pets

Dog (or cat) sweater

by Wa’Ou on YT

Cat or dog bed

by tuja wellness on YT

Recycle Old Sweaters into New Clothes

Sweater skirt

sweater skirt

by MerricksArt

Girl’s Sweater dress

sweater dress

by MakeitLoveit

Boy’s sweater vest

sweater vest

by MadeEveryday

These sweater crafts are so cute, aren’t they? Do you feel inspired to repurpose sweaters? Tell me, which sweater upcycle is your favorite?


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Click Here to Leave a Comment Below 3 comments
Lorraine - November 4, 2021

Being a beginner it is so very useful finding a site on how to make sewing products. Thank you 🙏

    Helen - November 7, 2021

    You are welcome! Thank you, Lorraine

Pherbia Stephens - November 5, 2021

Do you have book or books on recycling?


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