Whoa! It’s December 21.
Only four days left.
How did THAT happen?
As a teacher, I get so caught up in all the school festivities that gift making and shopping for my own family doesn’t usually begin until the first day of winter break.
For me, when I wake up on my first day of vacation, I put on my running shoes, do a few warm ups and then it’s…..
on your mark, get set, GO!
Let the sewing begin!
So, if you’re anything like me and your creation marathon has just begun, here is a tutorial for a quick and easy upcycled cozy cardigan cowl and some boots socks for a lucky someone still on your gift list.
Click here for the entire tutorial and your chance to win a copy of The Refashion Handbook.
To be entered, just leave a comment and pin the cardigan cowl tutorial and I’ll announce the winner next Saturday, December 27.
The winner from last week’s wrapping paper post is:
Send your address to email@example.com and I’ll send your book out ASAP.
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Love this idea. I pinned it to try after the holidays. Thanks for the inspiration.
Thanks so much for pinning, Sherry! Happy New Year!
This color is lovely as well as your idea. That cowl would dress up any outfit! And matching boot socks! Lucky gift recipient! YOU are the up cycler to follow!
Awwwwwww…thanks, Maribeth! Happy New Year!
Another clever idea. Thanks for the inspiration, and please enter me in the drawing 🙂
Consider it done, Mother Deer! May your new year bring you as much joy as you bring to others!!!
Thanks so much for sharing this idea! It’s super cute and looks cozy! Someone who knits could extend this idea and using a pullover. It would require purchasing a pullover, reinforcing and cutting a steek, picking up stitches along the reinforced edge, and knitting a button band in a complementary color of yarn. Those who crochet, but don’t knit could do the same thing by reinforcing and cutting a steek and then adding a row or two of crochet along the reinforced edge with some loops for sewn-on buttons.
Thanks for sharing your ideas, Shawnalee! May your new year be filled with new ideas and creativity!
Pinned! There cannot be enough ways to keep your neck warm in winter! What a great way to avoid the hassle of making buttonholes in big chunky knits. Also, we must be thinking of the same things—I just made a hat and fingerless gloves out of a sweater that was unfortunately felted.
Thanks so much for pinning! Using existing embellishments is one of the many reasons I love to refashion! Happy New Year!
I just love the eye you have for creating beautiful clothing! I pinned the chance to win on my Contest board and the Cowl tutorial to my Sewing board.
Thank you so much for pinning, Karen!
OMG…I need to make a speedy Goodwill run for a cardigan to sacrifice! Thanks for the detailed posting!
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You are so very welcome, Lavona! Happy New Year!
Thank you, Marilyn! Happy New Year!
Thank you so much for this innovative idea. I needed the inspiration to start ASAP! Best wishes for a wonderful, relaxed and extremely creative Christmas season!
Thank you so much, Beatrix! May your New Year be filled with creativity as well!
I want to make one for myself!
I can’t comment on the tutorial site because I don’t have a facebook account.
That’s OK, Bobbi! I always enter the comments from my site into the drawings, too. Happy New Year!
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Another awesome re-use idea! Pinned this one to my ASAP board and am on the hunt for a thrifted sweater to use. I’d love to add your book to my sewing room. Thanks for sharing your creativity!
Thank you so much for pinning, Ruth! Happy New Year!
Thank you, Elizabeth. Happy New Year!
What a great idea. Love all your ideas!
Thank you so much, Tabitha! Happy New Year!
Cute! Cute! Cute! Got me in the mood to sew.
Have fun Tania!!! Happy New Year!
Neat! I hope to try the cowl soon.
You are very gifted. Not only do your creations inspire but demonstrate your talent. Thank you.
Love, love, love your ideas! They’re so simple and highly creative!
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