If you’re like me…I’m sure your not (tee hee hee)…you sit and think about all those coffee koozies sitting in a landfill each time they hand you one with your tasty morning drink.
I am a huge fan of upcycling….what is upcycling? It’s reusing something that serves no purpose and transforming it into something you can use! I have gained a few pounds after having my four babies (come on…no grief needed!) and my old cream sweater didn’t really fit me anymore. So it sits and sits and sits there in my closet tormenting me saying “ha, ha! You’ll never wear me again!” (Big meanie!) I was looking at the sleeves thinking they would make GREAT coffee koozies! So away to work I went.
Here’s what you will need:
an old sweater
thread and needle (or sewing machine)
I snipped out a heart out of a scrap piece of felt that I had left over from my Advent Calendar. I grabbed my sharp scissors and cut the end of my sleeve on my sweater and stitched the heart onto it.
I then attached the ribbon (and a little elastic) to the bottom and smiled. I love how it turned out and the bonus is…I made another one from the other sleeve and will give it as a gift to a friend in need.