Friday, December 7, 2012

Guest Post Spectacular - Guest #3 - allons-y kimberly

3 Ways to Refashion an Old Sweater by allons-y kimberly
Hello there! My name is Kimberly and I blog over at allons-y kimberly. I'm a young newlywed from Ohio with a love for God, cats, and everything geeky. My blog is a collection of things I find fun and interesting, from DIYs to Doctor Who, all mixed in with random excerpts from my wonderful life. My hair is constantly changing colors and I dream of someday running my own print shop/cupcake bakery. Until then, I just share my artwork, crafts, and recipes on my blog.
3 Ways to Refashion an Old Sweater by allons-y kimberly
One of my favorite things to craft is clothing/accessories, especially when you can refashion pieces you already own. That's what I'm going to share with you today - how to turn an old sweater into THREE different pieces. It's getting chilly outside so you've probably started pulling all your winter clothes out from storage. Undoubtedly you've got at least one sweater you're not all that into anymore so why not cut it up and revamp it into some cute winter accessories? Here's how:
REFASHION #1: LEG WARMERS
3 Ways to Refashion an Old Sweater by allons-y kimberly
First, let's take the sleeves of an old sweater and turn them into leg warmers. Here's what you'll need:
SUPPLIES
  • old sweater (sleeves)
  • scissors
  • hot glue gun
  • ruffle ribbon (optional)
3 Ways to Refashion an Old Sweater by allons-y kimberly
1. get an old sweater // 2. cut the sleeves off // 3. roll the sleeve up onto your calf // 4. cut a strip of ruffles long enough to wrap around the top of your calf // 5. tuck the ribbon into the top of the sleeve around your knee - you need to be wearing it during this next step to make sure you keep the opening wide enough for your leg to fit through later // 6. hot glue the ribbon to the sleeve, or you can pin the ribbon in place and sew it if you prefer // 7. cut the bottom of the sleeve off about an inch past your foot // 8. fold the fabric over // 9. use a hot glue gun or needle and thread to hem the edge
3 Ways to Refashion an Old Sweater by allons-y kimberly

REFASHION #2: FAUX BOOT SOCKS
3 Ways to Refashion an Old Sweater by allons-y kimberly
Next, we'll use the bottom band of the sweater to create faux boot socks. Here's what you'll need:
SUPPLIES:
  • old sweater (bottom band)
  • scissors
  • sewing machine/thread
3 Ways to Refashion an Old Sweater by allons-y kimberly
1. cut the bottom band off the sweater // 2. cut the band into two strips // 3. fold each strip over and sew a straight line connecting the ends (you could also hot glue the seem together if you don't feel like sewing) // 4. flip the sewn band right side out so the seam is hidden
3 Ways to Refashion an Old Sweater by allons-y kimberly
Then you just tuck it down into your boots. Simple as that.
3 Ways to Refashion an Old Sweater by allons-y kimberly

REFASHION #3: COWL NECK SCARF
3 Ways to Refashion an Old Sweater by allons-y kimberly
And third, we'll take the body of the sweater and turn it into a cowl neck scarf. Here's what you'll need:
SUPPLIES:
  • old sweater
  • scissors
Seriously that's all you need. Just cut off the top and bottom, so it's just a rectangle, and you're good to go! You can take the time to hem the edges if you want it to look extra nice, but I didn't bother - it's really easy to fold the edges over so they're hidden.
3 Ways to Refashion an Old Sweater by allons-y kimberly
3 Ways to Refashion an Old Sweater by allons-y kimberly

Thanks so much for letting me guest post, Nichi! Hope you all enjoyed my tutorials and found them inspiring! Feel free to stop by my blog, send me a tweet, or follow my Pinterest boards!
Have a fantastic weekend!

1 comment:

  1. OMG I love this idea, especially here in Texas where it gets too hot to wear full leg warmers, i have pinned this fab tutorial

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