Winter Woollies Recycling

(This post is part of my Frosty Festivities Blog Event)

I saw this pin on Pinterest, and I had to try out the ideas to recycle some winter woollies! I popped to the local charity shop, and picked up this jumper-dress:

And so far I’ve turned some of it into a bracelet (by following this tutorial):
And this pair of mittens (by following this tutorial):
I love them both! And I’ve got lots of material left – I’m planning on a scarf and a cushion cover. All from a jumper for £2! I shall be looking out for more!
Be Inspired:
  • Use a pin on Pinterest to inspire you 
  • Alter something old that needs a re-vamp
  • Add some wool to a project
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Have you ever recycled old clothing into something new? See you soon for the Final Frosty Festivities post! x
20 Comments
  • Fantastic idea! Recycling is always good and these look really cool Old jeans are great for recycling too – into bags,cushions,flowers for scrap pages, they’re such lovely colours :o)

    November 18, 2012 at 10:08 pm
  • What a great idea! Love your bracelet!

    November 18, 2012 at 10:09 pm
  • What a cool idea!! I do recycle but never thought of this!!!

    November 18, 2012 at 10:09 pm
  • Wonderful recycling…I love the bracelet.If a jumper is pure wool you can felt it in a hot wash and then use to make all sorts of things.

    November 18, 2012 at 10:10 pm
  • These are fab – there are some great ideas in that Pin. I will be eyeing up some of my old jumpers next time I do a sort out!!

    November 18, 2012 at 10:11 pm
  • Lovely jumper dress, but also lovely bracelet & mittens, & I’m sure the cushion cover will be even nicer.

    November 18, 2012 at 10:13 pm
  • I love the concept of recycling like this brilliant idea

    November 18, 2012 at 10:18 pm
  • I love your recycling style! I will have to look at those instructions and see if they are simple enough for me!!

    November 18, 2012 at 10:20 pm
  • Wow, that was a bargain. Our charity shops charge more than that, but I like the idea or upcycling.

    November 18, 2012 at 10:28 pm
  • Oh, excellent – love that bracelet! :)I’ve done the ‘jeans into a bag’ thing, and used fabric from my kids’ outgrown clothes in various projects, including covers for handmade notebooks. I never throw anything out without casting a ‘crafty’ eye over it first! 😉

    November 18, 2012 at 10:30 pm
  • Oh wow – what a great idea 🙂 Hitting up some charity shops in the week for some frugal fashion 🙂

    November 18, 2012 at 11:01 pm
  • how clever.

    November 18, 2012 at 11:12 pm
  • How crafty of you.

    November 19, 2012 at 1:50 am
  • Great bracelet! I haven’t recycled any old clothing yet….I have dreams of making a jean quilt someday….

    November 19, 2012 at 1:58 am
  • These turned out beautiful! Great idea!

    November 19, 2012 at 4:21 am
  • The bracelet is way cool!I’ve used clothing for sewing projects, and when I find pure wool (i.e. feltable) sweaters at charity shops, I like to felt them and then sew the felt into potholders, placemats etc.

    November 19, 2012 at 11:14 am
  • I LOVE that bracelet! That looks so great and such a perfect accessory for the Winter.

    November 19, 2012 at 1:18 pm
  • What a great idea and I love the bracelet.

    November 19, 2012 at 4:30 pm
  • What a great find, I never come across much in charity shops!

    November 19, 2012 at 4:54 pm
  • This is genius!! Love that bracelet….unique and stylish :0) BTW I am now following you too fellow Brit ;0) Off to see the rest of your delights!!

    November 19, 2012 at 10:12 pm

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