Thursday, November 22, 2012

A new hobby

So.... I was saying to myself the other day, "Gee, you don't have enough to do with your free time.  Why don't you take up sewing again?"  So I responded and got my old Elgin sewing machine a tune-up and delved into up cycled mittens that a friend told me about.  I really like just about anything that finds a new use for an old object and in this case it is wool/cashmere sweaters that you cut up and sew into hats, scarves, and mittens.  I have been having a great time searching for just the right sweaters at the Salvation Army that you can get dirt cheap around $1 or $2 a sweater.  You then take them home and do the unthinkable- wash them in really hot water AND then dry them in the dryer!  To see the process check out Roman cake designs on youtube at 

The first pair.  Not too bad.
The second pair turned out much better, I love them!  This is what can become of a J. Crew, Ralph Lauren, and Ann Taylor if you dig deep at Salvation Army.  Or your closet;)

1 comment:

Jan said...

That is a fantastic use of old sweaters, thanks for posting!