Thursday, January 3, 2013

Newborn Quilt from old sweaters

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We cleaned out our attic this week and came across a few old wool sweaters that my husband no longer wears.

These four sweaters were all made of of wool and a bit outdated. I ended up using the first, second and fourth ones.

The first thing I did was cut out the strips that I wanted. I used as much of the sweaters as I could, making sure to get a variety of colors (using the sleeves and striped areas, as well as the solid areas)

Once I had cut out all the strips I wanted I had this:

Quilt from old wool sweaters

Next, I arranged them how I wanted them to look and began sewing the strips to one another (front side to front side)

Once all the strips were sewn together I cut the access edges, making the quilt a perfect square. Then I attached a layer of flannel for the inside and used another piece of white flannel for the back. I sewed the flannel and the wool together front to front and then flipped it inside out. I then hand stitched the hole that I left open and the quilt was finished!

Quilt from old wool sweaters

Here is the finished product

Wool Quilt from Old Sweaters

This picture shows you what the back of the quilt looks like

Wool quilt from old sweaters

It's the perfect size for a newborn and has some character because the material holds some meaning. A great way to use up some of your old sweaters don't you think!?


  1. This is a wonderful idea. This blanket would be so snuggly from the already worn sweaters.

  2. great idea! I have been looking for good diy projects to do for my baby that I am expecting. I am going to have to go raid mine and my husbands closets. Thanks for a great idea. I am your newest follower! Would love for you to check out my blog if you have time!


  3. I never would have thought of using old sweaters great repurposing idea.