Upcycling is not only great for your budget but it is also an environmentally conscious way of dealing with old, stained, torn or outgrown wool jumpers.
Some people even make a good living from upcycling old clothes into new products and selling them for a profit.
If this sounds appealing to you, read on. In this blog, we will discuss some of the greatest ideas for recycling old wool jumpers.
1. Peg loom rugs
There is something so comforting about a chunky peg loom rug. They are textured and colourful and best of all, really easy to make.
Chunky knitted jumpers such as womens Irish sweaters from specialists such as shoparan.com work particularly well as their wonderful colours and textures will really add depth to your project. Unravel your worn-out sweater or cut it into strips and use it to create a unique rug.
The greatest thing about a sweater cushion is how little work is required to create a masterpiece. Turn the sweater inside out, pop your cushion insert inside it and use hemming pins to mark out where you will need to sew. Stitch three sides securely and then once the insert is in place, use buttons, a zip, or fabric glue to seal the fourth side shut .
3. Pet beds
Yes, it’s pretty similar to cushions but if you are planning on upcycling old clothes as a business, this is a lucrative idea. Pet owners love their beloved four-legged best friend to have something of theirs to snuggle with when they aren’t there to cuddle them themselves. So, what better than wrapping them up in a nest made out of their owner’s old clothes?
There are so many options available to anybody with an interest in repurposing that the only limit is your own imagination. Seamstress skills can be learned with time and dedication, and high-quality garments that are no longer suitable for their original purpose can be given a new lease of life. Recycling old wool jumpers is perhaps something that we should all be doing.