DIY Sweater Upcycling – All You Need To Know

Making something out of a felted wool sweater is the BEST!  Most of you know that sweater upcycling is something I get excited about and love to do.

Since my last post about it, I have made one of my upcyling sweater classes available through YouTube.  Although this class is a free class on Skillshare, you still have to go through the hassle of joining and all that jazz.

It is now available through my TEACHABLE platform as well. Here you DO NOT  have to sign up for anything. I am excited about that! I wanted to make it accessible to more people and make it easier to access.

In this sweater upcycling class tutorial, I will show you how to:

  • ONE: How to choose the right sweaters for your project
  • TWO: How to felt/shrink wool sweaters
  • THREE: How to disassemble and store your sweaters
  • FOUR: Project ideas and how use different parts of the sweater

So, here it is.

This is a great time of the year to find an old sweater and make some fun Christmas gifts. There are so many fun things you can make. In this post you can get the written version of all the details.

Sewing patterns can be accessed in my Etsy shop, Craftsy shop and some are available here in my shop. (If you don’t want to go through Etsy or Craftsy and you don’t see the pattern you want in my store, send me a note and I will list it for you).

Let me know if you have any questions.

Have fun sewing!

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  • BronwenDecember 16, 2018 - 11:45 am

    Hi! Just bought the adult elf slipper pattern. I don’t see a mention of the method for including a slipper lining although it looks like we are to cut one out. Am I missing something? Do I cut out and sew a lining and include it just before finishing the cuff? Thanks!ReplyCancel

    • JanDecember 16, 2018 - 4:41 pm

      The lining piece is just for the sole piece. There is no upper lining. I hope that makes sense. The sole lining is optional, especially if you are using a thicker fabric on the bottom.

      Let me know if you have any further questions.ReplyCancel

  • LinFebruary 2, 2019 - 4:49 am

    Hi im wondering how to get a pattern to make mittens out of upcycled wool sweaters without going through etsyReplyCancel

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