What the what?!?! When I opened the door this morning to let Dougie out, I was met with a blast of 20-something degree artic chilliness that no one should have to withstand. What happened to wearing flip flops and sleeveless dresses in December?
Winter has finally hit SC, so now it’s time to think of clever ways to keep warm and cozy. Luckily, there’s plenty of great inspiration out there on the interwebs!
ReFashion an old sweater into slippers!
Beth Huntington has an amazing step-by-step tutorial that I might just have to give a go. It doesn’t look super-duper hard, but those slippers DO look like a great way to reuse some funky patterned sweaters. Methinks they’d make a nice gift too!
Sweaters make great mittens, too!
Natalie over at Creme de la Craft has an incredibly easy mitten tutorial. It really is just trace-and-stitch. If you have kids (or if you’re just absentmidned like me and leave your gloves everywhere), this is a great way to have plenty of pairs to spare (in a rainbow of colors and patterns!). I could see making matching mittens for different coats/outfits. :)
How ’bout some arm and leg warmers?
I kind of can’t believe anyone is actually buying leg warmers this year when they’re so easy to make from discarded sweaters. There are tons of tutorials out there, but I like how this one from Indestructibles features a cell phone pocket. :)
Cozy up in a felted sweater blanket!
I love how this felted sweater quilt by Recovergirl could make use of even very badly damaged sweaters. I don’t know if I’ll ever tackle a quilting project (I’m so impatient!), but this would be a lovely blanket to have. :)
The possibilities are infinite!
Stephanie at Fab You Bliss (Love the title btw!) can show you how to turn any sweater torso into an infinity scarf. I know I always feel warmer when my neck is warm (the one drawback of short hair), so I might be whipping up a couple of these guys. :)