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Upcycling- Grand Total of 7 Items!

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Upcycling- Grand Total of 7 Items!

Postby docmaggoo » Wed Nov 19, 2014 11:09 am

I've wanted to make these for ages, but daren't cut up this old 100% lambs wool jumper (even though it is waaaaaaaay too small and useless)

But plucked up the courage this morning and made Eleanor some slipper socks.

Drafted a template all by myself and I'm pleased with the results.
Might have a go at making some mittens with what's left over!

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ETA:
here are the different projects I've made from just 2 small jumpers!!

- new hot water bottle cover for me
- slipper socks for Eleanor
- 2x rice heat packs for James & Eleanor
- lined mittens as a Christmas present for my mum
- 2 hats, one each for J&E

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@clothmama - all these projects have made me want a serger... It would have been soooo much quicker with one!
Last edited by docmaggoo on Thu Nov 20, 2014 5:44 pm, edited 4 times in total.

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Re: Upcycling

Postby cuppachaplz » Wed Nov 19, 2014 11:13 am

Love it. They look fantastic
I have a couple of old jumpers stacked up by the sewing machine ready to make soakers with, but these look so much more cosy!
Maybe I'll change the plan, and baby can make do with what wraps I have ;)
Xx

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Re: Upcycling

Postby clothmama » Wed Nov 19, 2014 11:20 am

They are really cute :love: !!!

Are they just socks or do they have something inside to make them more sturdy (kind of looks in one pic like there is)?

cuppachaplz wrote:have a couple of old jumpers stacked up by the sewing machine ready to make soakers with,
I loved my 'bum sweaters' I had with Louis, they were bomb proof! If you have a couple you can do both!

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Re: Upcycling

Postby Louise » Wed Nov 19, 2014 11:26 am

Fab! They look lovely and warm!

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Re: Upcycling

Postby docmaggoo » Wed Nov 19, 2014 8:05 pm

Ok... So I've definitely caught the upcycling sweater bug!

Made these fleece lined mittens this evening. They are a Christmas present for my mum.

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clothmama wrote:They are really cute :love: !!!

Are they just socks or do they have something inside to make them more sturdy (kind of looks in one pic like there is)?


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Just socks at the moment, but I've cut out some leather to see onto the soles so they are more sturdy!

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Re: Upcycling - another project done!

Postby clothmama » Thu Nov 20, 2014 2:03 am

They look really warm mittens :cold:

docmaggoo wrote:Just socks at the moment, but I've cut out some leather to see onto the soles so they are more sturdy!

Great idea! We have 2 whole cows (well you know what I mean - dead ones - 1 brown and one black :giggle: )so I should do this for mine as well!

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Re: Upcycling - MORE projects out of 2 jumpers!

Postby docmaggoo » Thu Nov 20, 2014 10:47 am

@clothmama - I managed to find a cheap bag of leather off cuts at my local fabric/craft shop. The small pieces have been perfect for the soles of slippers for little feet!

I've added pics of more projects to opening post!

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Re: Upcycling - 5 items and counting!

Postby clothmama » Thu Nov 20, 2014 11:03 am

That is so cool out of a couple of jumpers!!
docmaggoo wrote:I managed to find a cheap bag of leather off cuts at my local fabric/craft shop

Perfect! I have been looking at lots of projects with a little bit of leather used and think everyone should have some in their stash!
docmaggoo wrote:@clothmama - all these projects have made me want a serger... It would have been soooo much quicker with one!

As long as you can get on with it :giggle: :giggle: No seriously, I think they are so worth having, I just wish I'd bought perhaps a newer / better one as I almost got turned off for ever!

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Re: Upcycling- Grand Total of 7 Items!

Postby docmaggoo » Thu Nov 20, 2014 5:47 pm

Finished using the last pieces of the jumpers...

Grand total of 7 new upcycled items, from just 2 old jumpers!!

Very pleased :widesmile:

@clothmama- finally finished!

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