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Happy National Sewing Month!
Here’s today’s post:
I’m so proud of myself. This week I did the one thing I dread most out of all my household chores. I cleaned out my closet. And I don’t mean I just picked some shirts up off the floor or arranged my shoes in a row. No, I turned my closet upside down, weeding out all of the things I don’t wear anymore and figuring out what I have left in terms of a winter wardrobe.
Now, the one highlight of closet cleaning for me is the chance to find clothes I’d forgotten about and figure out fun ways to refashion them. I absolutely love the idea of turning something old and outdated into something fabulously new and fashionable.
That’s why when I came across this sweater that I bought at the mall on clearance two Christmases ago, I was psyched because I had the perfect idea in mind for what to turn it into!
Now the sweater itself isn’t SO bad… it’s just that I don’t see myself wearing it this year. I’m sort of over ruffles at this point. But I LOVE the color and wanted a way to wear it as an accessory of some sort. I figured a headband would be a nice way to show off not only the pretty coral color, but also the nice, soft fabric.
Knowing I wanted to turn my old sweater into a headband, I decided to head to the Internet for ideas. Lucky for me, I found this awesome tutorial almost right off the bat! It shows you how to take the sleeves of a sweater and sew them into a fabulous looking headband, and all in just about five steps. Perfect! And not only is the headband itself cute, it’s also jazzed up with a fun and flirty flower, also made from sweater remnants.
I’m planning to make my sweater headband tonight and I can’t wait to wear it to work and show off my handiwork to all of my coworkers!
If you want to try your hand at a sweater refashion project, here’s the awesome video tutorial:
Tell us: Have you ever turned old clothes into fun, new accessories? What did you make?
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