Friday, February 11, 2011

Recycled/Upcycled Sweater not a major effort here but I hope you enjoy it!

I purchased a 100% wool men's argyle sweater at GFC and washed it in hopes it would felt.  However, it didn't felt as much as I wanted but I decided to proceed with my plans anyway!

Using some batting material (recycled from old quilt), I stitched my sweater cut out to it ensuring the design was centered.  I then placed the right sides together and sewed around the outsides leaving an opening for turning.  Once turned rightside out, I closed the opening with blind stitch and sewed a border around. 
Stylish hotpad/potholder!

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