Sunday, 7 November 2010

Sweater Boots! Upcycled Project

My plan yesterday was to finish a pair of Logan's pajamas. But I ended up not having enough flannelette for the sleeves, so I went to the fabric store to get some. This means that I have to pre-wash the new sleeves fabric before I can go any further.

What to do in the meantime?

Upcycle of course!

I found an amazingly cool tutorial on one of my favourite websites Cut Out and Keep for Sweater Boots!


All I needed was a sweater that I don't wear anymore, some hot glue, and one of those cheap pairs of slip on shoes. No way!

I had bought 2 pairs of those shoes (for $20) for Josh and Mel's wedding a few years ago and I haven't really worn them since. Perfect for sweater boots. I had a warm sweater that had a great design on it.. I got it for Christmas one year before kids, and now I can't seem to wear any sweaters. Way too warm even in the dead of winter. Chasing after children will heat you up just fine without extra bulky sweaters to help.

I used the pretty wooden button as decoration on the cuff. Super cute!


I still had lots of sweater left, so I whipped up a cute hat to match.



I probably still have enough to make a pair of mittens as well. Awesome!

Have any of you made some cool upcycling projects lately? I'd love to hear about them.

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Sharing these sweater boots and hat with a few fine people:
Market Yourself Monday - Sumo's Sweet Stuff
Link Party No. 31 - Tea Rose Home
Make It Wear It - The Train To Crazy
Sew and Tell - Amy Lou Who
Finished by the 15th - FaveCrafts

9 comments:

Lisa said...

These are adorable! They look so comfy!

Leslie said...

very clever..these are so cute and look so warm!

Leslie said...

What a great idea! they do look so comfy! thanks!

Trisha said...

Very nice!

di said...

These are so cool! Well, warm I guess would describe them better. lol Thanks for sharing the link to the web site you found this tutorial at.....I hadn't heard of it before!

Anonymous said...

Those are really adorable and so clever.

BarPurple said...

What a fab idea. I love the hat aswell!

Kirsten said...

Thank you for participating in the blog hop! Your craft is great. We also wanted to let you know that your project will be featured in a special "Blog Hop Recap" newsletter that will mail on the 24th. Thanks again!

Kirsten
Editor, FaveCrafts
kkwon@primecp.com

PrimitiveJan said...

Great Idea. Thanks