50+ Ways to Reuse Old Sweaters


Who knew that pile of old sweaters could be put to use in so many creative ways?  This week’s 50+ roundup brings plenty of inspiration for giving dead sweaters new life.  You will want to raid the closet, or the local thrift store after browsing these projects.

How about this J.Crew knock-off heart sweater by Ali at With an i.e.?  She knocked this project out of the park, and for far less than the $88 price tag on the J. Crew version.  What a simple and cute project for a Valentine’s Day outfit!  Fear not, sewing skills unnecessary.

J.Crew Knock off heart sweater

Need some boots to go with your new J.Crew inspired heart sweater?  Urban Threads has you covered with this old sweater to new boots tutorial.  Are you serious?  I never would have come up with this genius upcycle!

#Upcycle old sweater to boots and 50+ other projects to make from #recycled sweaters @savedbyloves #DIY

Now that you are all styled up, what about adding a splash of cozy to your home with this lovely throw made from recycled sweaters at Woman’s Day?  Go junkin’ for sweaters to coordinate with your home decor and you are all set.

Make a throw from #recycled sweaters, and 50+ more sweater upcycles @savedbyloves

At The Long Thread, you will learn how to create a thrifted sweater Christmas tree.  This project is simple and puts those ugly Christmas sweaters you thought you would actually wear in front of people to great use!

DIY Christmas Tree from #recycled sweaters, and 50+ more things to make from old sweaters @savedbyloves

This sweater covered planter project at Duo Fiberworks is just what I need to give myself a break from the neon planters I made over the summer.  So simple, and when I am in the mood for neon again, I can just take off the covers.

#Upcycle old sweater to planter cover and 50+ other projects to make from #recycled sweaters @savedbyloves #DIY

These are just a few of my favorites.  Enjoy the full 50+ collection below:


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