20 Repurposed Sweater Projects You’ll Actually Want to Make
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20 Repurposed Sweater Projects You’ll Actually Want to Make

Oh, the sweater. It’s an item that is so often repurposed into strange felt animals, confusing capes, and other oddities. But, sweaters happen to be pretty darn versatile in the world of DIY, especially in the winter months. So, we took it upon ourselves to dig deep into the depths of the web to find the best of the best. Presenting 20 repurposed sweater projects that you’ll actually want to make!

1. Sweater Boots: First up, add some cozy textiles to weathered cowboy boots or booties by following this clever tutorial. (via Sincerely Kinsey)

2. YSL-Inspired Sweater Bag: Go designer or go home? No way. Make your own take on this winter YSL bag with a thrifted sweater or two and some key stitches. (via Rock Mosaic)

3. Knit Skirt: How adorable is this? Such a fun look for fall with a pair of warm boots. To create this skirt, we used a simple drawstring skirt method. (via Brit + Co.)

4. Cozy Cableknit Scarf: This could not look cozier. Such a great use of an old boxy cableknit sweater. (via Rhythm of the Home)

5. Cardigan Pendant Lampshade: Technically this is not a DIY but a product you can buy, but don’t you think you could totally turn a sweater into this shade? Build it around an existing shade to stay fire safe. (via Land of Nod)

6. Sweater Sleeve Leg Warmers: Got an awesome patterned sweater from the ’70s that doesn’t quite fit right? Snip off those sleeves and turn ’em into leg warmers. (via Veta Bartholomew)

7. Sweater Patch Blanket: If you’ve got a serious surplus of sweaters, this blanket is a beautiful project to make. And if you only have a few, we recommend thrifting it up to supplement your sweater collection. (via Freshly Found)

8. Mason Jar Candle Covers: We love the romantic vibe that is created by these lacy candle holders. (via Brit + Co.)

9. Quick and Easy Coffee Cozy: Keep that coffee cup all buttoned up with this easy cozy. We love the pom pom buttons. (via Every Nothing Wonderful)

10. Upcycled Sweater Cowl: Another bit of neck warmth, this cowl scarf doubles as a hood. (via Saxiib)

11. Pendant Lamp and Sconce: Sweater lighting might be our new jam. Remember those sweater walls in the Taylor Swift video? (via Country Living)

12. Winter Bowtie: This sweet little bowtie also works as a headband. (via Brit + Co.)

13. Wool Stockings: Christmas is gonna be here before you know it. Do you have enough stockings for all the newbies in the family? These are available for sale on Etsy but seem like they’d be pretty simple to make as well. (via Prairie Path Wool)

14. Pocket Scarf: Now this is a genius use of a stretched out sweater with pockets if we’ve ever seen one… or made one ;) (via Brit + Co.)

15. Leg Warmers: More leg warmers? Is this the ’80s or something? But for real, we love these ones for throwing on to keep your legs warm en route to a cocktail party. Simply take ’em off and stash in your purse once you get to the party. (via A Beautiful Mess)

16. Coffee and Tea Cozies: Of course we created our own take on cozies as well. You can actually use sleeves to make a whole bunch, or stitch any piece of sweater together. We added Velcro Brand tape to ours to make it adjustable. (via Brit + Co.)

17. Hot Water Bottle: Hot water bottles aren’t the most stylish cold weather companions around, so make a cute little outfit for yours! Or buy this one here. (via A Crooked Sixpence)

18. Smartphone Case: Your smartphone gets cold too! Okay maybe not, but we still like this seasonal case for fall and winter. (via Fimby)

19. Market Totes: How chic are these totes? Made from repurposed sweaters, we love that they maintain the sweater details in each tote. (via Old Made New)

20. Fingerless Gloves: And finally, a way to make sure you are both warm and social media ready ;) (via Brit + Co.)

Have you ever repurposed a sweater into something new? Tell us about it in the comments below.