How to Upcycle a Wool Sweater Into a Funky Stuffie

Old wool sweaters can be upcycled into jewelry, pillow covers, stuffies & more! Stuffies are a super cute & easy DIY project.

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How to Upcycle a Wool Sweater Into a Funky Stuffie
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Felt a wool sweater. Thrift stores are great for damaged sweaters to 'relove'! I usually wash the sweater in hot water then dry it on high. Sometimes you can find felted sweaters at the thrift store.

Felt a wool sweater. Thrift stores are great for damaged sweaters to 'relove'! I usually wash the sweater in hot water then dry it on high. Sometimes you can find felted sweaters at the thrift store.

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Design a pattern. I sketched a bunny then cut out a front & back for my bunny stuffie.

Design a pattern. I sketched a bunny then cut out a front & back for my bunny stuffie.

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Here's the front & back. I then used buttons & felt for the face & ears. I hand-stitched using an embroidery needle & thread.

Here's the front & back. I then used buttons & felt for the face & ears. I hand-stitched using an embroidery needle & thread.

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Here's the front. The buttons are nifty thrift store finds!

Here's the front. The buttons are nifty thrift store finds!

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First I pin the front & back together then hand-stitch along the edges. Once 3/4 of the bunny is stitched together I then add Eco Fill to the inside.

First I pin the front & back together then hand-stitch along the edges. Once 3/4 of the bunny is stitched together I then add Eco Fill to the inside.

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Once you've added as much 'stuffing' as you feel necessary then finish stitching up your stuffie. And here he is - Bob the Bunny.

Once you've added as much 'stuffing' as you feel necessary then finish stitching up your stuffie. And here he is - Bob the Bunny.

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Once you've created one stuffie it's easy enough to make more. Try different patterns, upcycled wool sweaters, etc. These are great gifts!

Once you've created one stuffie it's easy enough to make more. Try different patterns, upcycled wool sweaters, etc. These are great gifts!

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