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What can happen when washing clothes with his thoughts somewhere else, is to see in the small picture. How to make the most of it, shows the lower photo. So before you discard your old sweaters, first have a look at this DIY tutorial. Had I known that I get out such a nice skirt, I would have washed my sweater much earlier at 60 °. Well, now you know all how I wash my laundry :roll: !

Due to the great pattern, I did not have the heart to throw it away and came up with the idea with the skirt. As a little extra, I have tinkered two small woolen tassels, which are in my opinion, “the icing on the cake”.

Material And Tools – For This DIY Project You Need

DIY Advent 6: An Old Sweater Becomes a Skirt

  1. A sweater
  2. Fabric glue
  3. Wool
  4. Scissors
  5. Pins
  6. Elastic band
  7. Sewing kit
  8. Safety pin (I forgot to photograph it : oops: )

DIY Tutorial: The Step-By-Step Craft Instructions

DIY Step 1

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First, you cut the sweater just under the sleeves. Because we work with glue in the next step, the work surface should be protected with a plastic bag or similar against possible glue bumbles.

DIY Step 2

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Turn the sweater inside out and apply the glue directly on the fabric seam. The textile or fabric glue prevents the wool from fraying and saves the sewing. Please ensure to use a glue of good quality, it should stick permanently, become transparent and stay elastic. Before passing to the next step, let dry the glue dry briefly.

DIY Step 3

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After the glue has dried off a bit, let us get closer to the tube for the elastic band. Before you stick the glued seams together, measure the width of the elastic band. Until about 2 cm wide for the entrance of the elastic band, you can now glue the seam around, press down and fasten with safety pins. Because the glue is now required at least an hour to dry, we use the time to tinker the tassels.

The Tassels (2x) and the Braided Cord:

DIY Step 4

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For the small tassels we rotate the wool about 80 times on forefinger and middle-finger and leave about 15 cm long ends.

DIY Step 5

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Draw the two ends of the wool for two times between the fingers and knot them together. Now pull away the tassel from the fingers.

DIY Intermediate Result

Tassels self-made

The intermediate result should look like this.

DIY Step 6

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Now cut in the ball of yarn around, resulting in nice round tassels. Trim possible long stubborn wool yarns with the scissors.

DIY Step 7

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With six equally long yarns of wool braid an about 40 cm long pigtail.

DIY Step 8

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Now attach the tassels on both ends of the braid. Thus, our two tassels with the woolen cord are finished and we can once again focus on the skirt.

DIY Step 9

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Cut the elastic band to the desired length and pull it through the tube by using the safety pin.

DIY Step 10

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Stitch together the rubber and glue together the gap with the fabric glue. Should still be somewhere open wool, these should be permanently sealed with glue, because the wool skirt else can tear.

DIY Step 11

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Finally fix the tassels in the center of the skirt. DONE!

DIY Tutorial – the Final Result “Old Sweater Becomes a Skirt”

An Old Sweater Becomes a Skirt

An Old Sweater Becomes a Skirt

An Old Sweater Becomes a Skirt

An Old Sweater Becomes a Skirt

Thus, the new skirt looks from behind.

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Comments

  • Fashion Blog Comment for Fashion DIY Tutorial: An Old Sweater Becomes A Skirt by Julia

    Julia

    this is great idea!! i love the skirt! :)and thank u a lot for this blog!

  • Fashion Blog Comment for Fashion DIY Tutorial: An Old Sweater Becomes A Skirt by Nicole

    Nicole

    So cute!!!

  • Fashion Blog Comment for Fashion DIY Tutorial: An Old Sweater Becomes A Skirt by Susie

    Susie eatitanyway.com/

    Very cute, wish I had a teenage daughter to make this for!

  • Fashion Blog Comment for Fashion DIY Tutorial: An Old Sweater Becomes A Skirt by Liz

    Liz

    May want to put the fluffy balls in a different location. I love the idea but 2 fuzzy balls in the middle of your crotch is not a great idea. Perhaps putting them on one side would be better.

    Otherwise- super cute! Going to make it.

    • Fashion Blog Comment for Fashion DIY Tutorial: An Old Sweater Becomes A Skirt by chelsea

      chelsea

      exactly what I was thinking! I’m attending an ugly sweater party and might just do this to add to even more ugliness

  • Fashion Blog Comment for Fashion DIY Tutorial: An Old Sweater Becomes A Skirt by jabba

    jabba

    the balls are the best part, just the right size on the right place :)

  • Fashion Blog Comment for Fashion DIY Tutorial: An Old Sweater Becomes A Skirt by kaitlyn t

    kaitlyn t

    Ill be your teenage daughter if u make me one!! ha
    love this though,i bought a skirt recently that looks just like it but black and white

  • Fashion Blog Comment for Fashion DIY Tutorial: An Old Sweater Becomes A Skirt by Theresa

    Theresa

    I am so in love with this. It’s perfection!

  • Fashion Blog Comment for Fashion DIY Tutorial: An Old Sweater Becomes A Skirt by Elsa

    Elsa

    those tassels look like furry little bunny testicles.

  • Fashion Blog Comment for Fashion DIY Tutorial: An Old Sweater Becomes A Skirt by Martha Rice

    Martha Rice

    The sweater would have made a nice purse for winter.

  • Fashion Blog Comment for Fashion DIY Tutorial: An Old Sweater Becomes A Skirt by Daily Craft

    Daily Craft www.dailycraft.com/thank-you-for-crafting/

    Great project! I just wanted to let you know that we featured this project on our Facebook page with over 19,000 fans. We’d love it if you’d use our Featured Blogger button, available at: http://www.dailycraft.com/thank-you-for-crafting/. Our audience loved the project and we look forward to sharing more from you. Please let us know if you have any questions or projects you’d love us to feature! Thanks!

  • Fashion Blog Comment for Fashion DIY Tutorial: An Old Sweater Becomes A Skirt by Natalicious

    Natalicious

    So cute! Maybe instead of haveing the balls hang RIGHT THERE, you could tie them into a cute bow or something. =)

  • Fashion Blog Comment for Fashion DIY Tutorial: An Old Sweater Becomes A Skirt by Rene

    Rene

    THIS IS ADORABLE!!

    I saw a skirt like this in a store the other day for $30. Now I can just make one! Thank you!

  • Fashion Blog Comment for Fashion DIY Tutorial: An Old Sweater Becomes A Skirt by katie

    katie

    I think its just awesome I love the recycle of clothing because you can recycle paper plastic metals etc. but cloths get tossed out as soon as theve been ripped or been grown out of.
    Great idea!

    *if the fuzzy balls makes u think of what ur all thinking of you need to turn off the TV more.* >.<

  • Fashion Blog Comment for Fashion DIY Tutorial: An Old Sweater Becomes A Skirt by Aliza

    Aliza

    The skirt is cute. The fuzzy balls hanging in front of the crotch are questionable.

  • Fashion Blog Comment for Fashion DIY Tutorial: An Old Sweater Becomes A Skirt by shannon

    shannon

    I would leave out the balls…

  • Fashion Blog Comment for Fashion DIY Tutorial: An Old Sweater Becomes A Skirt by Eftychia

    Eftychia www.dreamofcakes.net

    Clever idea but unfortunately my bottom is a lot bigger than my waist! :-)

  • Fashion Blog Comment for Fashion DIY Tutorial: An Old Sweater Becomes A Skirt by Deb

    Deb

    When my daughter was a toddler I would make outfits out of sweatshirts ! Make a skirt out of one (similar to the one above ) and cut the second sweatshirt down the front to make a cardy/jacket ! Cheap & easy ! I also embellished with holiday decor !

  • Fashion Blog Comment for Fashion DIY Tutorial: An Old Sweater Becomes A Skirt by Maria

    Maria

    Me acabo de hacer una con un suéter que me regalaron y que nunca me gusto hasta hoy mil gracias

  • Fashion Blog Comment for Fashion DIY Tutorial: An Old Sweater Becomes A Skirt by Jo

    Jo

    Love this- it is super cute and now I am desperate to start hacking up sweaters! I did not think of anything but cuteness with the tassels! I would wear them proudly even so though!!

  • Fashion Blog Comment for Fashion DIY Tutorial: An Old Sweater Becomes A Skirt by Bronchial Tubes

    Bronchial Tubes

    Maybe it’s because I live in Wisconsin, but this totally inappropriate for winter. I’m usually freezing wearing long jeans, I think my legs would get frostbite if I wore this. Cute skirt, though. It would work well if you were able to make it with a more summery fabric.

  • Fashion Blog Comment for Fashion DIY Tutorial: An Old Sweater Becomes A Skirt by Jenny

    Jenny babyfingers.blogspot.com

    I think it’s cute! I wonder if I have a sweater I could use for this. It’d have to be a little bigger and longer for me. Might have to splice two together.

  • Fashion Blog Comment for Fashion DIY Tutorial: An Old Sweater Becomes A Skirt by linda

    linda

    Love this idea. I bought a similar skirt for $30.00 and ended up returning it because I decided it was to expensive. Cant wait to make one, including the pompoms.they add so much to it.

    • Fashion Blog Comment for Fashion DIY Tutorial: An Old Sweater Becomes A Skirt by Diane

      Diane

      Wondering where you found the skirt? What store? Love this idea but don’t have the time to make it…

  • Fashion Blog Comment for Fashion DIY Tutorial: An Old Sweater Becomes A Skirt by L Walker

    L Walker

    A bunch of us are making these for a Christmas party. And we aren’t teenagers, so they will go with tights and boots. I love the tassle look, but will probably make them different lengths. Very cute, thanks for sharing!!

  • Fashion Blog Comment for Fashion DIY Tutorial: An Old Sweater Becomes A Skirt by kristinc

    kristinc

    glue? seriously?

    good luck with that.

    • Fashion Blog Comment for Fashion DIY Tutorial: An Old Sweater Becomes A Skirt by Dana

      Dana fashion.onblog.at
      Dana, Author

      Of course, but it’s not a normal glue. You should us a “FABRIC GLUE”, which works perfectly. I washed this skirt many times and the glue is still holding.

      Nice greetings from snowy Austria
      Dana

    • Fashion Blog Comment for Fashion DIY Tutorial: An Old Sweater Becomes A Skirt by Rachel

      Rachel inspirewireblog.com

      That was my initial thought…glue? Especially on a knitted sweater. Maybe to help with fraying, but it really needs to be sewn into place for the long haul. Just more permanent and secure. IMHO, of course. :)

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