Are you wondering what to do with the old sweaters that you don’t wear any more? Recycle them! Recycling old sweaters is not only fun, but also environmentally friendly. You reduce the amount of landfill by recycling.
Sweaters go out of style. They get holes. They shrink too small. And they wear and tear. Even they are not good for wearing, that doesn’t mean you have to dump them. You can give them new life by repurposing them.
I just love the idea of turning old sweaters into wonderful new things. There are so many cool things you can make. And I have at least half a dozen old sweaters in my closet. They are all good candidates for some cool new things. It is satisfying to see them getting a new life.
Fun Ways For Recycling Old Sweaters
I know you hate to just give away stuff too, if you know how to make something with them. So before throwing your sweaters into the trash can, consider these many ways you can recycle them. From throw pillows, socks, gloves, scarves, to lampshades, you can get plenty of use out of your good old clothes.
Some of these projects look so neat and cool. I even attempt to buy new sweaters to make them. However, it is against my philosophy of recycling. Therefore, grab an old sweater, pick your favorite project, and get the ball rolling.
# 1 DIY: Make Mittens from Sweaters in Minutes
Learn how to recycle old sweaters into mittens in just a few minutes! Only simple hand sewing running stitch required to make these stylish mittens.
# 2 Sweater Skirt
I’m a huge fan of upcycling and I love refashioning old garments. Sweaters are a fountain of ideas when it comes to refashioning. This sweater skirt is made completely out of that old sweater that you never wear anymore. What’s great is that you turn it into this cool skirt, something that you will wear.
# 4 Sweater Pillows
This project is a great way to cozy up your couch in the Winter time! Not only does it add warmth and texture to the room they just inviting. Aren’t they? :)