Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Last minute gifts - {Wrist warmers}

Hello and welcome to the LMG series.
For today I prepared a repurposed piece which could be a great gift for someone that appreciates refashioned / recycled handmade gifts (or you can just make them for yourselves).
This one is ridiculously easy and takes no more than 10 minutes (if you have everything ready).

So here goes:
(Woolen wrist warmers)

What you need:

* a woolen rectangle piece (I used the collar of a woolen sweater);
* silk ribbons, (crochet) flowers, decorative buttons... {run your imagination free}

"Decapitate" an old sweater. Ours being a woolen one has shrank and this was reason enough to cut the collar off.

Cut the piece into two halves, sew the sides of the newly acquired pieces and your woolly warmers are ready to go.

Next, decorate them according to your ideas, inspiration and supplies.


Anonymous said...

Hi there,

I love your blog! It gives me much inspiration!!!!!! I love to crochet as well. This is super cute... You know, you can sew a pair of mittens out of a strunk wool sweater too? Those are cute and easy too.

Thanks for posting!


Lindsay Haynie said...

I'm visiting from Southern Lovely's link party. I love this idea. Very cute!

Betsy Pool said...

So pretty!! I LOVE the gray you used - it will go with so many things. LOVELY!

Thanks for sharing!

Erin Kate said...

They're beautiful! Love!

Unknown said...

I love these, too! I can still remember how we first 'met', through one of your tutorials on your gorgeous wrist warmers. Happy Holidays Maya!

harmony and rosie said...

Brilliant. How satisfying to create a new life for an old jumper that most people would consign to the bin.

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

These are beautiful, over the holidays, I am going to make a pair for me, I have a particular sweater in mind!! So well photographed - looks like it is right out of a high end fashion magazine.

HoneySage said...

Projects this easy are just up my alley at this time of year. I have a bag full of too small sweaters that are going to become warmers. Thanks for sharing!

Vanessa said...

HI, Maya

What a lovely handmade gift. I am going to have to make these for my family up north. Happy New Year's.


Peggy said...

Wow! what a cute idea! Thanks for sharing. I'm going to try that one out. I have some old stuff I should go through.

lovelycrafts said...

Love it, please tell me you have a tutorial on those pink embellishments

Maya Kuzman said...

@lovelycrafts: Thank you! There's been a tutorial on these for two years in my computer. Maybe one day it'll be published.