Sweater weather is officially here! It’s time to bundle up and get cozy for fall. Sweater weather isn’t just for clothing. We’ve rounded up our top ideas for how to upcycle sweaters. Sweaters can be repurposed into warm accessories, home decor items and gifts for your friends and family. You’ll be amazed at all the ways you can reuse old sweaters!

Sweater Weather

Sweater Weather – Upcycle a Sweater into Accessories

Sweater Scarf

Sweater Scarf
We love this look. Find two complementary sweaters to make this gorgeous infinity scarf.

Source: HGTV

Sweater Mittens

Sweater Weather - Sweater Mittens
Have you accidentally shrunken a sweater that you love? No problem, turn it into some lovely mittens. Good news, these upcycled sweater mittens are easy to make without a sewing machine.

Source: Martha Stewart

Sweater Beanie

Sweater Weather - Sweater Beanie
Did you make an infinity scarf and now you’re wondering what to do with the sweater sleeves? This sweater beanie is a great way to reuse the sleeves of a sweater. the knit ribbing works really well for the bottom of the beanie. Make two and gift one to a friend.

Source: Cotton and Curls

Sweater Arm Warmers/Fingerless Gloves

Sweater Weather - Sweater Turned into Fingerless Gloves
Sweater sleeves are perfect for sweater arm warmers or fingerless gloves.

Source: Whole Living

Sweater Weather – Upcycle a Sweater for Home Decor

Sweater Pumpkins

Sweater Pumpkins
These sweater pumpkins are a great home decor touch. It’s no accident that sweater weather coincides with pumpkin season!

Source: Confessions of a Serial DIYer
Here are even more ways to make upcycled pumpkins!

Sweater Cushions

Sweater Weather - Sweater Cushions
Sweater cushions will bring that warm and cozy feeling into your home for fall and winter.

Source: Tidbits

Sweater Blanket

Sweater weather - sweater blanket
This sweater blanket is gorgeous! As a matter of fact, we’d love to cozy up to this during the winter. Have a lot of sweaters you want to upcycle? This sweater blanket takes about 10 sweaters to make. Sweater weather for the win.

Source: Yellow Suitcase Studios

Sweater Stool

Sweater Weather - Sweater Stool
We love our HBC-inspired sweater stool! Check out the tutorial here.

Sweater Lampshade

Sweater Lampshade Cover
The cool thing about this sweater lampshade cover is that you can slip it on or off your lampshade depending on your mood.

Source: Farm Fresh Therapy

Sweater Weather – Upcycle Sweaters for Cozy Feet

Slipper Boots

Sweater Slipper Boots
It’s imperative to keep your feet warm during sweater weather. These sweater slipper boots are the ticket. The best part? You don’t even need a sewing machine to make em! Use the sweater sleeves for the legs and trace your feet to cut the bottom pieces. Stitch them together using a blanket stitch with yarn. Make these sweater booties for yourself or as gifts.

Source: Home Sweet Soul

Sweater Slippers

Sweater Slippers
Follow this handy tutorial to make these lovely sweater slippers!

Source: We Can Redo It

Boot Socks

Sweater Weather - Sweater Boot Socks
We love the way boot socks pull together a look. It’s super easy to DIY your own boot socks with some upcycled sweater sleeves.

Sweater Weather – Upcycled Sweater Gift Ideas

Wine Bottle Gift Wrap

Wine Bottle Gift Wrap
This DIY wine bottle gift wrap is a great way to jazz up a present. It makes for a very impressive gift.

Source: Grey Likes Weddings

Sweater Heart Hand Warmers

Sweater Weather Handwarmers
Make some sweet hand warmers as presents! Cut your old sweater into hearts, make a rice insert packet and sew them closed.

Source: Swoodson Says

Sweater Weather – Upcycled Sweaters for the Whole Family

Sock Monkey Baby

Sock Monkey Baby Costume
This sock monkey baby costume is one of the sweetest upcycles we have ever seen! Be sure to let us know if you make this one.

Source: Gros Grain Fab

Fox Slippers

Sweater Weather - Fox Slippers
Wouldn’t you agree that these fox slippers are so gosh darn cute?! If you see an orange sweater at the thrift shop be sure to snap it up!

Source: Swoodson Says

Dog Jacket 

Sweater Weather - Make a Dog Jacket From an Old Sweater
Turn your old sweater into a jacket for your pup!

Source: Instructables

Sweater Pet Bed

Sweater Weather
We love that this project doesn’t require a sewing machine. Now the whole family can enjoy sweater weather together!

Source: Handimania

Which Sweater Weather Upcycle Is Your Favorite?

One Thought on Sweater Weather

  1. Love all the upcycle ideas!! Really love the sweater blanket, boot socks and fur baby sweater. Thank you for all the wonderful projects!!


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