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Skill Level: Beginner

With basic sewing and no-sew skills, you can create new home and gift items from thrift-store sweaters or garments you've crocheted or knit that are no longer worn. Learn how with the "Renegade Seamstress," expert Beth Huntington!

Beth Huntington
Learn to Upcycle & Refashion Sweaters
Beth Huntington, Instructor
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Upcycling is one of today's hottest trends in crafting. Join the fun by learning how to upcycle and refashion sweaters from thrift store sweaters or even sweaters you crocheted or knit that no longer fit or are outdated!

Imagine turning that sweater you lovingly crocheted for your then 6-year-old daughter into a tablet tote for your now 9-year-old daughter! She'll be thrilled to see that beloved outgrown sweater turned into a tote she can use every day! And you'll be delighted that your handmade item will be used for years to come. Or take that favorite Christmas sweater you can't bear to part with and transform it into a tree skirt and ornaments you'll use again and again! That's the joy of upcycling -- you get years of use out of an otherwise unused item!

In this video class, you'll learn how to:
  • Use basic sewing techniques and supplies to create upcycled projects.
  • Make easy no-sew boot toppers.
  • Sew trendy beanie hats for everyone in the family with a single seam!
  • Add a cozy touch to any room with perfectly coordinated sweater pillows.
  • Create a wine bottle gift bag in just 5 minutes!
  • Keep your pet stylish with a handsome doggy sweater.
  • Make a pair of warm fleece-lined mittens.
  • Turn a cardigan into a handy tablet tote.
  • Transform a patterned sweater into a gorgeous Christmas tree skirt with ornaments!
Class includes complete step-by-step instructions and materials lists for each of the nine class projects.

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FREE -- Class Overview
FREE -- Introduction
Sweaters & Other Supplies
Easy-Peasy Sweater Beanies
Sassy No-Sew Sweater Boot ...
Decorative Throw Pillows
Nifty Gifty Sweater Bottle ...
Dapper Doggy Sweater
Cozy Fleece 1-Hour "Smittens"
Sweater Tablet Tote
Make It Merry Sweater ...
Class Wrap-Up
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Class Project Photos

Customer Reviews for Learn to Upcycle & Refashion Sweaters:

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5 out of 5 (Reviewed by 9 customers.)

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June 17, 2021
Suze L
I'm creating doggy sweaters for a local rescue shelter.
May 30, 2020
Jennifer R
Wonderful upcycle class. This class takes the fear out of cutting and sewing sweaters and gives you confidence to create so many items. Very surprised how easy the projects are to complete. Thank you!
January 28, 2019
Teresa F
Fun class which provides inspiration for useful and pretty projects. The tote, to me, stands out as a very good and lovely idea. Instructions are easy and complete. Cheers
December 13, 2017
Judy R
Very much enjoyed the class. I will watch it again. A lot of very useful information, also gave me a few ideas to try on my own. The teacher was very pleasant and went through each step carefully.
Thank you
March 10, 2017
Patricia G
I love the concept of reinventing old clothing and items into something new and unique. The possibilities are endless. I reviewed the lesson list prior to purchasing the class and knew what to expect. I've watched the lessons and will re-watch while creating the items. The instructor, Beth, gave clear detailed easy to understand instructions which is much appreciated.
Thank you Beth and Annie's for this inspiring class.

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