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Do you have some old sweaters lying around? Don’t throw them out! Give them a makeover with these fun, easy, and thrifty DIY Upcycled Sweater Projects sure to keep you warm and stylin’ all season long. Transform your old sweaters and thrift store finds into gorgeous and useful crafts that make great gifts and are perfect to make and sell on Etsy as a side hustle!
Also, be sure to check out the following posts for even more ways to stay warm when it’s cold outside:
Easy Upcycled Sweater Projects You’ll Love
SWEATER KNIT HAT
This tutorial shows you how to make this super cute knit hat and offers invaluable tips for sewing sweater knit.
From A Beautiful Mess
ANTHROPOLOGIE INSPIRED HEAD WRAP
No need to spend your hard earned cash on an expensive head wrap from Anthropologie. Make your own for much less with this copycat DIY tutorial.
From Flamingo Toes
Infinity scarves are the ultimate in warmth to protect your face and neck from cold, harsh winter weather. This chic scarf will help you look your best even when it’s cold outside!
This cowl is an attractive and creative way to repurpose that old cardigan. Pair with some boot socks to complete the look.
This easy tutorial shows you how to make a stylish, and well-fitting pair of mittens to keep your hands nice and warm this winter with minimal effort and includes helpful tips for sewing sweater knit. These mittens also make great gifts!
From A Beautiful Mess
When you really need to use your fingers (e.g. for your smartphone), gloves just won’t work. Keep your arms and hands from getting too cold with these handy fingerless gloves made with a felted wool sweater. Felted wool is even warmer than regular wool, since the fibers and knit are made smaller and tighter from the felting process.
Upgrade your to-go cup with this simple, cute, and stylish coffee cozy with this easy tutorial.
With this tutorial, you can make a smartphone, e-reader, and tablet covers to protect your devices from damaging cold winter air.
From Renee Tougas
10 MINUTE CARDIGAN
Cut any sweater down the middle and add some stitches to make the easiest DIY cardigan ever.
SWEATER PURSE [WITH POCKETS!]
All your friends will wonder where you got such a gorgeous purse. This bag can also be used as a diaper bag, shopping tote, or knitting bag – the possibilities are endless!
From Photosarah Crafts
Give your old pillows a cozy upgrade to match your winter décor.
DIY DRAFT STOPPER
Stop drafts around windows and doors with this DIY Sweater Draft Stopper tutorial and save loads of money on your heating bill this winter. Check out 10 DIY Draft Stoppers to Warm Your Home in Style for more easy DIYs.
FELTED SWEATER COASTERS
For more DIY coaster ideas, check out DIY Gift Ideas and DIY Gift Ideas for Men.
From One Good Thing
Kids clothes can be so expensive, and the cheaper ones aren’t usually very warm. If you have a sweater you’re tired of wearing or that’s mostly in good shape but doesn’t look nice in one area (like a snag or stain), check out these tutorials that will teach you how to turn any old sweater into clothes for younger kids and babies. These projects would also make thoughtful baby shower and birthday gifts!
Clockwise from top left: Peasant Dress from Make It + Love It, Boys Sweater from The Girl Creative, Baby Pants from Pretty Prudent, Kids Leggings from It’s Always Autumn, and Girls Dress from Make It + Love It,
Babies grow out of everything so quickly. Save money and keep their little piggies protected with these extra warm felted baby booties so cute they’ll make the perfect keepsake to remember how tiny they once were!
CASHMERE BABY BLANKET
Here’s another keepsake quality DIY sweater project. Turn your softest sweaters into a warm and cozy blanket your baby can use for years to come!
Don’t forget your beloved furry friends! Show how much you love them with these cozy, cute, and fun DIY pet supplies.
Cover your plain vases and candles to give your home décor a cozy cold weather makeover.
From School of Decorating
This tutorial teaches you to make an easy wine cozy you can use again and again!
From Grey Likes Weddings
GIFT OR TREAT BAGS
Here’s another gift wrapping idea perfect for Christmas or other occasions throughout the season.
From A Homemade Living
These adorable sweater ornaments will liven up your tree with rustic charm.
Here’s another functional and chic Christmas decoration made from an upcycled sweater.
COZY SWEATER SOCKS
Keeping your feet warm in the winter is a must, and these comfy sweater socks definitely do the trick!
SIMPLE SWEATER SLIPPERS
Do you prefer to wear slippers around the house? Here’s a super stylish pair so pretty no one will believe you made them yourself!
STYLISH SLIPPER BOOTS
Sweater slippers are so popular right now, and for good reason! They’re the perfect footwear to keep you warm and cozy.
From Home Sweet Soul
EASY DIY LEG WARMERS + BOOT CUFFS
Need some extra warmth, but hate the feeling of thick socks in your shoes? These DIY Leg Warmers and Boot Cuffs are the answer!
From Petit Elephant
Liven up your home décor with a simple recycled sweater rug.
From Home Workshop
Typically, reupholstering chairs is expensive, but this repurposed sweater project offers an economic, stylish, and eco friendly option!
From Whole Living
FELTED KNITTING BASKET
A felted sweater makes the perfect basket to store knitting supplies and other crafts.
From Martha Stewart
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