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Try This: Recycled Sweater Blanket

Don't let a holey sweater get you down. Snuggle up with a warm, DIY woolen sweater throw this winter.



Photography By Susan Wasinger
Cut out large rectangles of the fabric. Cut the pieces so that one direction measures 12 inches wide. (Hint: Long, uniform strips are easier to assemble.)
Photography By Susan Wasinger
You should be able to get a large rectangle from the front and the back, 12 inches wide by as much as 18 inches long. The sleeves will yield a smaller rectangle.
Photography By Susan Wasinger
Use an impermanent ink marker to draw lines on your fabric and cut out some graphic elements from the scraps to decorate the finished quilt. Because of the no-ravel edges, these pieces can be sewn on with an easy, running stitch.
Photography By Susan Wasinger
You should be able to get a large rectangle from the front and the back, 12 inches wide by as much as 18 inches long. The sleeves will yield a smaller rectangle.
Photography By Susan Wasinger
Sew the pieces together along their 12-inch sides. Overlap the edges of the fabric about 3/8 inch and use a broad, open zig-zag stitch to piece together. Clip all seams within 1/8 inch of the stitching to smooth and minimize the seams.
Photography By Susan Wasinger
Piece together long strips using the rectangles. Then sew the large strips of pieced fabric together to create the throw.
Photography By Susan Wasinger





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