I’m writing this tutorial as I sweat after a walk around the block, but trust me the weather will change in a matter of weeks for most of us. That being said, let’s all start thinking about the fun ways we can reuse last year’s now boring sweaters in new creative ways! First up, the hooded scarf from an old sweater.
How to Reuse a Sweater to Make a Hooded Scarf:
1. Turn the sweater wrong side out.
2. Cut the sleeves from the sweater and place to the side for later.
3. Cut a curved line from the center point at the bottom of the sweater to the bottom of the arm hole.
4.Fold your new “hood” so that the right sides are facing one another. Cut the piece into two by removing the seam.
5. Pin and sew along the curved side of the two pieces (right sides facing one another).
6. Cut a 2” piece of fabric along the side of sweater you did not use for your hood shape.
7. Run a loose thread through the 2” fabric and bunch the material together to start the ruffle process.
8. Make sure your hood is wrong side out. Pin the ruffle ½ inch from the edge to what will be the inside of the hood. The best way to pin ruffles is to first pin both ends of the soon-to-be ruffled piece to the hood. Then pin random ruffles between the two end pins. Sew the ruffled piece to the hood.
9. Cut the curved part of the sleeve off of the sleeve. Turn both sleeves right side out.
10. Pin the sleeves together at the larger point (what used to be closest to your armpit when you wore the sweater). Sew the 2 sleeves together to create your scarf.
11. Center the hood on the scarf (right sides together), pin in place, and sew.
12. Have fun around town on those extra cold nights!