Make stuffed animals from old sweaters

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Sweater Surgery: How to Make New Things with Old Sweaters by Stefanie Girard

Contemporary crafters are thriving on personalizing, modifying, and altering fashion as not only hobbies but as a lifestyleWhy repurpose your sweaters? Because you cant buy sweater fabric by the yard. Sweaters get damaged or go out of style but we still love the prints, colors, and textures. You dont have time to knit it from scratch. Its ecologically correct. And most of all--its fun!

Sweater Surgery shows you how to upcycle all your slightly worn, slightly damaged, or plain old out-of-style sweaters into fabulous new items for your wardrobe and your home. Readers learn how to choose, cut, restitch, felt, and embellish old sweater fabric, transforming it into beautiful handbags, mittens, scarves, hats, hoodies, skirts, jewelry, soft toys, pillows, and more!

Complete instructions for 27 projects, plus a huge gallery of exciting ideas for further inspiration.
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This week, I sewed an adorable stuffed animal using a recycled sweater! So, I sewed my Pete entirely by hand and loved it!
Stefanie Girard

HOW TO Stuffed Animals from Old Sweaters

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Pillows are pretty easy to make just grab a pillow form and turn the sweater into a cover for it. Another fun project to make from old sweaters is a patchwork quilt pet bed made from an assortment of colorful old sweaters. How about a pair of leggings? Another sweater tutorial here on CAGW shows you how to transform a sweater into a child size skirt. Old sweaters also make wonderful stuffed animals. Crafter Caitlin Wicker makes stuffed toys out of old sweaters and sells them on Etsy- and the stuffies are super cute.

Our next market is on November 6th, and you can find out more info here. I used to have a serious craft supply addiction. Whenever inspiration for a project struck, I feigned for my craft store fix. Occasionally, I came home from supply shopping and actually finished my project. But most of the time I ended up with neatly stacked piles of fabric and drawers full of various other supplies that never again saw the light of day.

Jul 28, Make darling stuffed animals from old discarded sweaters. See more ideas about Sweaters, Animals and Recycled sweaters.
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I have such a fun DIY collection to share with you! If you have kids, or grandkids or nieces and nephews, then you are going to adore this list of 20 adorable DIY stuffed toys. You can make these so quickly and they are so much cheaper, and so much better, than any stuffed toy that you will find in a department store. These make such wonderful gifts for upcoming birthdays or for the holidays or even baby showers. The projects range from sewing to crocheting and they are all super fun. These are all so easy that anyone can do them. There is even a great DIY talking stuffed animal in here!

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  1. If you want to make some gifts this holiday season and have some old sweaters in the closet, check out these stuffed animal patterns from Martha Stewart.

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