January 6, 2012

Recycled Sweater Headwrap Tutorial!

Hello there, friends! 

How's your new year going? Ours is going pretty great! I jokingly told my husband that this year he's going to have to start being my life coach. I need someone to show me how to be organized! So he promptly sat down and made me a list of all the imperative tasks for each day and when would be the best time to do them. According to the list, right now I should be...(looks at list)...homeschooling Paige. :o) Look, Paige! Today's lesson is on how to write a blog post! (Hehe.) 

So how about a little tutorial today? I made this headwrap last night and I wanted to share it with you. I don't want to toot my own horn, but I love this little thing!


Made from a hand-me-down sweater that didn't fit, it only has 3 steps, and hardly a stitch sewn!





 Want to try one? (Yes, Disney, we do!) 
Great!

  • Cut a long rectangle from an old sweater. Your desired size + 1/2" seam allowance. Mine was 5"x21".



  • Hem the sides. You can try this on the sewing machine (with a zigzag stitch), but sewing a knitted sweater can be pretty difficult to get good results with, so I used this fabric glue I had on hand. If you choose to glue it, try to get a washable fabric glue.


  •  pin the ends, right sides together and sew with a zigzag stitch. 


Take care not to let the ends shift so they match up nicely. And you're done!


 Wear it plain or add an embellishment! I had this adorable flower that my mom crocheted for Paige's fourth birthday that I stitched on.


Wear and enjoy your toasty ears!


I hope you find a few minutes to make one! It's so snuggly to wear. And somehow I like it a little better than a hat. By the way, this could easily be a headband if you changed the width to 3" or so!

Have a wonderful day, whatever you're doing!

Love you, 
Disney

38 comments:

  1. Bella idea!!! complimenti e bacioni!!!

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  2. This is so perfect!! I've got several sweaters I was getting ready to toss and now I can REUSE....thanks for the tutorial. BTW...I've pinned you...thanks Disney!!

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  3. I love it! I'll definitely give it a try.. it may not look as great as yours but I'll try cos it seems easy. :)

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  4. That is incredibly cute!

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  5. Love it! Such a cute idea. I can't wait to try it.

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  6. This is totally awesome. This is the kind of project I can get excited about. I've got to go through my sweaters. Thanks, Disney.

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  7. I really love this headwrap. It looks very cute and special. But I would never cut such a wonderful sweater. At the moment I do love wearing such sweaters.

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  8. Darling! What a great idea for a sweater. Love the pictures too.

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  9. Love! If I keep up the blog surfing today, I will have my afternoon projects all planned out! This is great.
    ~Gay~
    itsahodgepodgelife.blogspot.com

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  10. This is hilarious! I put on a sweater that I kinda didn't like anyway today and found out that, hey, it was too small. "That's okay," I thought, "I can now cut it up guilt-free and refashion it into one of those knitted headwrap I've been seeing everywhere!" Now I read this and really feel like the universe is telling me something :)

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  11. C.U.T.E! Thanks for sharing. I really like this. Your blog is seriously inspiring and your photography is grogeous.
    Greetings from Germany
    Catrin

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  12. Maybe fashion a pair of those fingerless gloves from the sleeves of the same sweater? Lovely idea to use fabric glue. Great project!

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  13. Disney your tutorials are great as usual and I absolutely love your style!

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  14. It is so pretty!!! I love that it is a quick project, too.

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  15. This is such a great idea! I'm most definitely going to try this. :)

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  16. wow that is so awsome! When I saw the first picture I really thought you must have bought it.

    ♥Michelle

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  17. You look so gorgeous, wholesome and serene ! You inspire me to be. Thanks for this post. (Claudia)

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  18. I love, love, love it! Can't wait to try it. I hope that regular glue is going to work too. It will be washed off. Thank you for shareing :)

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  19. Pinning! Such a brilliant idea, Disney! Thanks a bunch for sharing! :)

    And by the way, you are just beautiful. :) :)


    Shaylee @ Mother {at} Heart

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  20. So cute! I'll definitely be making one of these!

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  21. You look just smashing in these pictures!

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  22. OMG that is gorgeous! Great job, thanx for the great tutorial! purrrrtttyyy!

    Natalie
    www.projectdowhatyoulove.wordpress.com

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  23. Loved visiting your blog today!
    Beverly

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  24. This is just super cute!!! thanks so much for the idea :)

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  25. Love this, I'm going to have to try it!

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  26. that's cute!
    i have this lovely sweater that got quite badly stained, but did not want to get rid of it. I think i will be doing this with it!
    thanks for sharing!
    love, alice!

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  27. What a wonderful idea...if you didn't have a sweater to cut up...you could buy it used from Goodwill or another store of similar type. Wondering...does your mother still have the pattern for the flower. I love it.

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  28. Disney, this head wrap looks so cozy! I just wanted to tell you that I found your blog just a while ago from Sewing it Up newsletter, and my 15-year-old daughter and I have been really enjoying exploring all your cute ideas and photos. Thanks for sharing your creativity!

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  29. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this. I'm doing this, THIS week!

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  30. sooo cute! I have had this on my to do list for a while now... your's is fabulous! t.xoxoox

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  31. Disney, it's so cute!!!
    My congratulations!
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  32. I did it. I made the head wrap and the cowl neck. They turned out great. I'll be doing a post on it soon. I'll give you the link when it's up so you can come and take a look.

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  33. I found you through Pinterest, so even though I'm thinking "spring" now I'm pinning this for next year! This could also be made with a lining of lightweight fleece and then you don't have to worry about the raw edges or using an itchy sweater! Great idea, thanks for sharing!

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