One Upcycled Sweater, Three DIY Projects – Trash to Treasure


One upcycled sweater, three DIY projects - Trash to Treasure - girlinthegarage.net

Hey guys – it’s Trash to Treasure Tuesday!  Every month my friends and I share makeovers on thrifted or free items – you can see my past T2T projects HERE.

Trash to Treasure Tuesday

I started with an inexpensive but good quality sweater from Goodwill and turned it into three different DIY projects.

First, I cut the body of the sweater and turned it into a soft throw pillow perfect for chilly nights at home.  I left the side seams there, turned it inside out, and sewed the other two ends.

One upcycled sweater, three DIY projects - Trash to Treasure - girlinthegarage.net

At the end of the second side, I left about 3-4 inches unstitched and turned it right side out.

One upcycled sweater, three DIY projects - Trash to Treasure - girlinthegarage.net

I stuffed the pillow with polyester fiberfill.

One upcycled sweater, three DIY projects - Trash to Treasure - girlinthegarage.net

I sewed the rest by hand – since it’s a sweater, the stitches aren’t visible at all.

One upcycled sweater, three DIY projects - Trash to Treasure - girlinthegarage.net

I love how soft and comfy my new sweater pillow is.   🙂

One upcycled sweater, three DIY projects - Trash to Treasure - girlinthegarage.net

 And the texture <3

One upcycled sweater, three DIY projects - Trash to Treasure - girlinthegarage.net

Next I cut the cowl neck off the sweater, stitched around the unfinished edge to keep it from unraveling, and now I have a DIY infinity scarf!

One upcycled sweater, three DIY projects - Trash to Treasure - girlinthegarage.net

For project #3, I cut the sleeves into 3 inch sections…

One upcycled sweater, three DIY projects - Trash to Treasure - girlinthegarage.net

and they became napkins rings for a winter tablescape.

One upcycled sweater, three DIY projects - Trash to Treasure - girlinthegarage.net

I still have some of the sweater left – I’m thinking of making candleholder wraps next.

What ideas do you have for upcycling an old sweater?  I’d love to know!

One upcycled sweater, three DIY projects - Trash to Treasure - girlinthegarage.net

Jen

Next I’d love it if you’d visit my friends projects – the Before photos are below, click the links to see the After!

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Confessions of a Serial DIYer

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Prodigal Pieces

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  1. Larissa ~ Prodigal Pieces
    November 10, 2015 at 5:14 am (3 years ago)

    You go, you crafty girl, you!! Love all these projects, Jen. Now to find me a cowel neck sweater! 🙂

    Reply
  2. Christy@Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer
    November 10, 2015 at 7:47 am (3 years ago)

    Smart Upcycles! I think my favorite is the infinity scarf, I would never have thought to rescue the neck from an old sweater. You always come up with cool ideas for scarves! XO

    Reply
  3. Nancy @ Artsy Chicks Rule
    November 10, 2015 at 10:14 am (3 years ago)

    Wow, Jen, that is the most creative thing ever! I would have never thought to do all of that!
    xo
    Nancy

    Reply
  4. Lindsay Eidahl
    November 10, 2015 at 2:06 pm (3 years ago)

    Love this challenge! Great job with all your projects! Some day, I will be able to sew. 😉

    Reply
  5. Candy Walsh
    November 11, 2015 at 10:00 pm (3 years ago)

    Love love love the pillow!

    Reply

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