Upcycled Sweater Flowers

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purple decorative flower made from an upcycled sweater with title text reading Flower from Upcycled Sweater
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Remember the pretty purple sweater that grabbed my eye because of the color and cute little ruffles?

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purple sweater
My first thought was to turn the sleeves into Easter cups {here}.  But after that project,  you know I just couldn’t throw the rest of the sweater away! 
So I cut the ruffles off the bottom of the sweater.
ruffles cut from a purple sweater
And rolled them up with the ruffles rolling on top of each other to create a flower. You saw it coming, didn’t you?
a hand showing how to roll up the strip of a sweater with ruffles
I dug through my craft shtuff and found I had this wire.  Don’t know how long I’ve had it or why, but good think I checked before I ran out and bought new.  You could also use a rubber band or sew a couple of quick stitches to hold it closed.
a purple fabric slower next to some wire
And in less than 5 minutes really I had 4 adorable flowers.
4 purple fabric flowers made from a sweater

I’m still brainstorming what to do with these cute little flowers. I could put them on a “stem” and put them in a vase or pot. I could attach them to a hat or headband. I could use them to spruce up my gift wrapping. What ideas come to your mind?

4 fabric purple flowers with title text reading Flowers from Upcycled Sweater

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  1. How cute! What a fun way to re-use something and give it new life! The flowers are adorable, and I love that shade of purple! So pretty!

  2. Thanks so much for sharing your post at our linky party this week!What a cool way to reuse those old winter sweaters and make way for springtime fashions.xo

  3. I’m a newbie with crochet and I’m learning fast I love it. I would love to sell some of my projects I have scarves and fingerless gloves . Can I ask where would the best place to sell homemade projects online?

    1. How exciting, Patricia! Etsy is the most well-known, but there are many other sites that you could use. While I haven’t used these myself, I know that ArtFire, iCraftGifts, and Bonanza, to name a few, allow creators to sell their items. Wishing you much success!

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