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By now, you've probably pulled all your winter sweaters out of storage. Are some of them in slightly worse shape than you remember? A hole here, some pilling there? Well, here are some ideas for what to do with your sweaters when they're beyond repair.
1. Follow Craft Addiction's simple instructions for using sweater sleeves to make extra long gloves (via Craft)

2. Use Write Mama Write's tutorial for fabric mittens to sew knit or felted mittens

3. Or use this tutorial from Whip Up, or these instructions from Canadian Living to make a felted bag

4. Craftster user maize has a tutorial for a recycled sweater coin purse

5. Last winter, Knitty gave us directions for turning an old sweater into a scarf

6. Sew Green has a tutorial for house slippers that could be made from a felted sweater. (via Craft Leftovers)

7. Use this free pattern from Totally Stitchin' to sew a knit purse (via Craft Gossip)

8. Another one from Craftster: a tutorial for turning an old sweater into a hat from user tickleagangster

9. Betz White has a pattern for turning old sweaters into adorable stuffed bunnies

10. Last, but by no means least, Digs Magazine has instructions for making pillow covers from old sweaters


  • Heidi

    I have tons of projects on my blog, www.twokitties.typepad.com, for recycling and felting old sweaters. I love this post and will link to it today!

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  • pat sneed

    I have been looking for ideas for using up my old sweaters.


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