Recycled Sweater Crafts
Sweater Bottle Vases: Instead of hot glue, sweaters are cut to fit then sewn so they can slip over the bottle (easy to remove and wash).
Make Hats From Recycled Sweaters: Felt an old sweater to make this hat which is still stretchy even when felted.
Recycled Dog Sweater: Cut from an old sweater vest and turned into a charming coat for pup.
Recycled Sweater Bag: Felted wool sweaters whip up nicely into an easy tote. Embellish with a fabric flower if you like.
Teacup Pincushions: Made with felted wool sweaters, both written and video instructions provided. See lots of pincushions on this page.
Cozy Throw: A good project to use up 5 or 6 sweaters, finished size is 42″x47″ (though you can make as large as you like).
Make A Throw or Pillow: Instructions for making both a throw and pillow from felted wool sweaters.
Sweater Slippers: Simple slippers made with a wool sweater, top edge is finished with crochet trim. More slipper tutorials found here.
Cozy Candles: Fit sweater cuffs over a glass candle holder for a pretty, decorative effect.
Tissue Cover: A little pouch cozy to carry a pack of tissues, made with a piece of felted wool. More tissue covers & cozies found on this page.
Pet Bed: This is made by crocheting strips of old sweaters together then shaped into a bed that puppy can cozy into. You’ll find more pet beds here.
iPad Sleeve: You’ll also find a Kindle cover here. More iPad & Kindle projects are listed on this page.
Aromatherapy Rice Pillow: The arm of a felted sweater is removed to be filled with uncooked rice and tea, ends sewn closed.
Sweater Vases: Cover vases and candle votive holders with fabric cut from old sweaters (hot glued in place).
Felted Tea Cozy: Made with two old wool sweaters that have been felted, grosgrain ribbon and a decorative button. More tea cozies listed on this page.