Monday, January 6, 2014

New Life for an Old Sweater

 

 I had this yellow cardigan that I had worn quite a bit but then it developed some stains on it. I decided maybe it would be fun to do something a little funky to cover up the stains.

 I had a fair amount of wool felt scraps on hand so I cut them into flower and leaf shapes and started sewing them on. It was a fun hand sewing project. I do projects like that during my prayer time and when we work on our memory work. Keeping my hands busy with simple things works well for me while I keep my mind on other things.
The sweater definitely looks different. I think it is kind of fun and cheerful. I also like that I was able to extend the life of an old sweater.

 Do you enjoy hand sewing? I would love to hear any tips or creative ideas that you have for extending the life of old clothes!

 Mara and I did some other sweater repurposing yesterday. I look forward to sharing that with you soon.

I am linking to the Homestead Barn Hop.
http://www.theprairiehomestead.com/
 

2 comments:

Karly McScottishlastname said...

I love that! I do the same thing with knitted garments to cover up yarn joins and mistakes I've made. On your sweater it looks intentional, and not at all like a stain cover up :-)

Abbi said...

Thanks so much Karly! It was a time consuming but fun project.

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