If you have got a few ill fitting and out of fashion sweaters in your stash avoid to throwing them out and try to make them useful by following some easy ways and recycle them into new and wonderful things.
If you don’t want to throw your favorite sweater the easiest way to re invent and breathe new life into a cute hand bag. Cut out the old bed sheet match to the color of the sweater and then embellish the strap with this cloth and make piping with sewing machine at the edges of the strap and if you want to make the sweater sling bag more beautiful you can decorate it with beads, stones and brooches.
The sweater pillow is a great way to cozy up your couch in the winter time and not only does it add warmth and texture to the room and they just inviting. Take your old sweater turn it inside out and then place it on the pillow to form the cover and then mark and cut the sweater leaving the sewing margins and then stitch the openings closed. You can use different materials to embellish the sweater pillow cover as you can decorate it with embroidery, floral motifs, beads, stones and buttons as you can see the picture of sweater pillow cover embellished with three buttons on the top.
Make a bracelet with your old sweater is a unique idea and you can use the sleeves of the sweater for this purpose and the body of the sweater can be used for other things. Cut the sleeve on the seam to flat out the piece.
And took the centre of the bracelet out to make sure you could still get it on after add the thickness of the sweater and trim the piece of the sweater down to fit around the bracelet and secure the sweater to it by using hot glue all the way around the inside of the bracelet and do the same thing to the other side of the bracelet. Your pretty cute sweater bracelet is ready and you can make many more with different colors and designs of the sweater and it is fun look to wear for winters.
This is an easy way to spruce up vase with old sweaters. Gather your sweater and vase place your vase on the sweater and cut it off after leaving the sewing margins and sew around the edges and turn the sweater inside out and pull it around the vase and pin in place so that you have a nice outline of the vase slip the cover off and sew along your pin line and cut a few slits into the fabric next to the bend, making sure not to catch the stitching and in the end turn the cover right side out and enjoy the new vase.
The same method works with the different sizes of vase.
Now you have learned that pile of old sweaters could be used in many creative ways so take the inspiration from the article and give new life to your dead sweaters.
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