Repurpose that old jumper

01 Dec 2014

Our jumpers last a very long time, but if you’ve got that old lovable jumper somewhere that you just can’t part with or there are a couple of holes but you still love it, then now is the perfect time to up-cycle it to something new.

A couple of tips before you start:

  • Do be careful when cutting knitted garments as they can unravel very easily, especially woollens with a larger knit.
  • Use the existing hem where possible.
  • Ask permission from the owner before you start cutting up anybodies jumper!


Rather than buying a new pair of mittens, why not use an old jumper or sweatshirt and make some yourself? This post, from A Beautiful Mess, illustrates how to do this really easily. The whole family could have matching mittens!


Full instructions: A Beautiful Mess
Skill level: Easy
Source: A Beautiful Mess

If you find mittens quite restricting, then try these phone friendly-fingerless warmers instead.

Christmas Stocking

This woollen stocking looks familiar!

This article, from The Complete Guide to Imperfect Homemaking, gives simple step-by-step directions on how to make that old woolly jumper or cardigan into a large Christmas stocking.


Full instructions: The Complete Guide to Imperfect Homemaking
Skill level: Medium
Source: The Complete Guide to Imperfect Homemaking

We have to say… the jumper used in this article looks very similar to our popular Nordic cardigan!


Dog /Cat bed

Pet beds can be quite expensive, so this idea from Handimania is great to help save a few pounds. You need a large old jumper or hooded sweater for this one… and a dog or cat helps too!


Full instructions: Handimania
Skill level: Easy
Source: Handimania

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