15 Cool Things to Make with Old Sweaters

Ever wonder what to do with all of those old sweaters you have been saving? Perhaps they don’t fit or you don’t have the heart to get rid of them. Why not upcycle them into something that you will use? I have gathered 15 cool things you can make with old sweaters! From clothing to accessories and home decor! All of these make great handmade gifts too.

  • Old Sweater DIY 1 of 16

    Check out all of the cool things you can make with old sweaters in the gallery.

  • Boot Socks 2 of 16

    Boot socks made from old sweaters! Add a little trim for something extra. Find out how to make a pair of your own at Sister's Suitcase.


  • Infant Hat 3 of 16

    Turn an old sweater into a cute hat for your little one! Tutorial at Make It and Love It

  • Hat 4 of 16

    Another great sweater turned hat! Get the how to along with some great tips on sewing with sweater knit at A Beautiful Mess.


  • Skirt 5 of 16

    Why buy a cable knit skirt in the stores when you can make one from an old sweater? Find out how to make  one of these simple sweater skirts at My Poppet.


  • Gift Wrap 6 of 16

    Use old sweaters as gift wrap! Check it out along with a couple other sweater gift wrap ideas at Boxwood Clippings


  • Wreath 7 of 16

    Maybe you have an old sweater that is a little sentimental? Turn it into a wreath that can be enjoyed during the holidays or every day! Find out how Frou Frugal made this lovely wreath here.


  • Infant Leggings 8 of 16

    Such a great sweater refashion idea from Make It and Love it! Sweater turned infant or toddler leggings! Get the instructions here


  • Mittens 9 of 16

    How cozy do mittens made from an old comfy sweater sound!? Get this super easy how to at A Beautiful Mess.


  • Slippers 10 of 16

    Slipper boots made from old sweaters! A fun and easy projects that doesn't even require a sewing machine! You can find the instructions at Drawings Under the Table.


  • Scarf 11 of 16

    Don't know how to knit? No problem! You can make this sweet little scarflette from an old sweater! Tutorial at I am Momma Hear Me Roar.


  • Mitten Ornament 12 of 16

    Such a sweet idea for upcycling old sweaters! These mini mitten ornaments by Creme de la Craft would look great on any tree or attached to a gift this season.

  • Pillows 13 of 16

    Cable knit sweater pillows like these are expensive in the store! Turned to Design shows you how you can make your own using old sweaters!


  • Bangles 14 of 16

    These adorable sweater bangles are the perfect winter accessory and would make an awesome gift! Use old sweaters you have packed away or thrifted ones!  Tutorial by A Bit of Sunshine.


  • Blanket 15 of 16

    How would you like to snuggle up in this? This beautiful Felted Wool Sweater Blanket by Yellow Suitcase Studio would make a pretty cool keepsake. 


  • Wine Bag 16 of 16

    Make a wine bottle bag using the sleeve of an old sweater! Get the tutorial at Creme de la Craft.

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