“Feelin’ the Love” in my Valentine’s Day Refashion

Upcycled Thrift Store Sweater for Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day is my favorite classroom party day.

The elation on a six year old’s face when they open a small card from a friend is priceless. My students constantly remind me of how to find joy in the simple things this life has for us.

Of course, I had to wear something festive so, in the holiday spirit, I chose this pink thrift store sweater to refashion.  

Upcycled Thrift Store Sweater for Valentine's Day

Since I waited until this morning to make my outfit decision, I had to be quick. Pullover sweaters don’t do a thing for my shape and I wanted to show off the heart shaped belt from the DI so the only thing I did was cut up the center of the sweater and turn it into a cardigan.

Upcycled Thrift Store Sweater for Valentine's Day

I was “feelin’ the love” all day in my new sweater.

Upcycled Thrift Store Sweater for Valentine's Day

Hope you had a beautiful Valentine’s Day with the people you love!

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About The Renegade Seamstress

I'm a busy wife, mom, grandma, and teacher who loves to create. I've joined the refashion scene and I 'd like to share and connect with all those talented and creative people out there doing similar things.
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44 Responses to “Feelin’ the Love” in my Valentine’s Day Refashion

  1. You just cut it up the center? That’s it? Even I could do that!!

  2. Jo H. says:

    Intriguing about the interlock knit – I must keep an eye out for that when choosing tops that will need cutting. Your sweater is so very Valentiney; I’m sure it added to the atmosphere in your classroom!

  3. Fastest refashion on the panet.

  4. MARIE says:


  5. How easy and what great results.. You have sure caused a stir with the fact that this isn’t going to fray!!!!

  6. Barb says:

    When I saw this on Pinterest I was wondering….”How in the world did she have time for this after a busy weekend”…..well, it was the fastest upcycle refashion on the planet of course! So cute, so cool.

  7. fiammisday says:

    BRAVA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! A big kiss

  8. Mother Deer says:

    “From the DI” ? Would that refer to Deseret Industries? There aren’t any in this area, but I make it a point to visit them whenever I travel to a more enlightened area 🙂

  9. Anonymous says:

    love it! Great job cutting it up! 🙂

  10. Sharon Wall says:

    Great sweater!! I need to find a great thrift store with wonderful sweaters. Cant’ wait to see your next project.

  11. Kinder Teacher says:

    I just love everything that you make. I also teach PreK Title 1 and my kids got such a thrill out of their valentines!!! It is so much fun to see life through their eyes.

  12. Becca Sibley says:

    Hi there!
    I just wanted to say hello and how I’m quite a lot in love with your blog 🙂
    I’m fairly new to sewing, teaching myself various things whilst I look for a new job, and discovered your blog on pinterest and have just spent the last hour and a half browsing.

    I have a couple of old dresses in my wardrobe from my boyfriends mum that are giving me refashioning tingles!

    Thanks so much!
    wIth love from the UK

    • Welcome, Becca! I’m so glad you’re thinking of refashioning. It’s so much fun and an affordable way to learn how to sew, too. Good luck and let me know if you need any help with anything!
      Happy sewing!

  13. Jess Boes says:

    I LOVE THIS !!

  14. Jess Boes says:

    I am just amazed at what you are able to do! I can sew a bit (should have paid more attention when Mom tried to get me to learn!) but this gives me a nudge to just jump in and see what happens!

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  16. Karen Marchant says:

    Love your tutes and easy technique. Thank you.

  17. Carol says:

    Wow!!! I love what you do with the old style clothes. You make them something new and exciting. Many kudos!!

  18. Joy says:

    Fun talented lady!

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