Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Sweater Chair Slipcovers - Recycle

A pure wool sweater gets a new life on the farm. I had the washed burlap to make slipcovers, but when I laid this thrift shop sweater 3.00 across the chair. The light bulb went on. Make a sweater slipcover!

That is what I did. The sweater was too large for me so I bought it because it was beautiful and would make quite a few mittens. Wool is warm and cozy and I'm always trying to save wool sweaters and recycle them.

Today was it's been drizzling but warm. I took the chair outside for better lighting, but then I went under the pine trees, so it was probably darker there than in the house. I just wanted to be outside enjoying the weather maybe that was it. I tucked the bottom ribbing under, but you could leave it out. I turned the sweater inside out and stitched about an inch under the arms all the way across the chest and back together. I used pinking shears to cut an inch above seam. Instant slipcover for your head, neck and shoulders. I have plenty left. Should I make wristlettes? ;-)

Now we have a bit of irish in our livingroom. I love the color of natural wool. I do not think it scratchy at all. Connemara is a beautiful area of Ireland.

The recycled sweater before picture.

My lambie giving the heads up approval.

I had all kinds of stylists taking breaks around and on the chair! This is Bravo.

Our westie ruffles and curls match the burlap on the chair. The chair is from Ikea. I washed and washed burlap earlier to make slipcovers, but now since this is a work in progress I might make the bottom cover out of burlap and add a ruffle or two or maybe pleats. Til then I am stitching away.

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Vintage Home said...

What a great idea! It looks wonderful!

Heaven's Walk said...

What a warm, cozy, wintery idea, Candylei! You are a genius! :)

xoxo laurie

Jenn "Rook No. 17" said...

I absolutely love this idea for repurposing an old sweater. Genius! Thank you so much for joining the party and sharing your creativity on "A Little Birdie Told Me..." Tuesday at Rook No. 17!

I'm featuring your post on my Facebook page today.