In textile recycling you not only recycle fabric, because you also can reuse yarn fabrics, wool sweaters and towels, among other things. With some techniques you can comb the wool to make felt; or just cut the yarn fabrics to make cushions, dolls, bags and any other objects you can imagine.
Just look out to these beautiful and innovating ideas that we have compiled to inspire you to recycle those old sweaters and other fabrics.
Ideas to recycle a sweater
The lovely alien-cushion that we show in the cover is just a sample of the creative objects you can make with an old sweater. And with the same material, dolls can be made just using templates or molds.
The template to make these dog-cushions is at craftsy
Besides making cushions and dolls, with an old sweater you can make home decorations as these beautiful vases covers, a cover for a cup or a romantic pillow with flowers.
As you know, with a garment you can make another different garment. How about a decorated vintage hat for a girl or a bonnet for a boy?
Or little boots…
The list of ways to recycle a sweater is very large, that’s why we are going to continue sharing with you ideas to reuse this material. If you want to see more ideas on how to recycle garments, you must visit 40 ideas for recycling jeans.