A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Please remember to SEARCH before asking a question that may have already been answered. Thanks!
Total Members: 302,519
Currently Running With Scissors:
623 Guests and 26 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: 1 ... 5 6 [7] 8 9
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Felted Mittens from Recyled Sweater - Ridiculously easy!!! TUTORIAL  (Read 52307 times)
Tags for this thread: sweater_recon , tutorial  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
Mayviss
« Reply #60 on: December 13, 2005 05:42:04 AM »

I'm going to make a tote and was curious if I should turn the ends under and stitch (at the top of the bag)?  Is this stable enough to skip the step, or will it fray and ravel? 
THIS ROCKS   Logged
Bourgeois
« Reply #61 on: December 13, 2005 08:13:28 AM »

Love all things felted!  I will add some pics soon.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

http://www.theknittingdietitian.blogspot.com
on ravelry- knittingdietitian
GirlyGirlBags
« Reply #62 on: December 13, 2005 06:39:01 PM »

no, the top of the bag will not fray. though i did topstitch around the top of the bag.  i have made several little felted handbags and they have not frayed.  ;-)
THIS ROCKS   Logged

ifoughtpirahna
« Reply #63 on: December 17, 2005 08:29:44 PM »

Here are my versions of the neck warmer and mittens from an old sweater *note that the mittens aren't finished yet, and I still need to embroider on everything!*

THIS ROCKS   Logged

I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness,
starving hysterical naked, dragging themselves through the
negro streets at dawn looking for an angry fix, angelheaded
hipsters burning for the ancient heavenly connection to the
starry dynamo in the machinery of night
GraceOblivious
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 2158
Joined: 18-Jun-2005


View Profile WWW
« Reply #64 on: December 18, 2005 06:51:50 AM »

Awwwwww, You Go Girl!!!  Those are way cool plain, cannot wait to see it all with your planned embroidery. 
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Etsy http://www.feltsewcrafty.etsy.com
Zibbet http://www.zibbet.com/aTranquilNook
Blog http://aTranquilNook.blogspot.com/
Oh how I love to Sew and Make felt
sassafras
Offline Offline

Posts: 54
Joined: 10-Dec-2003

The Sassy Crafter


View Profile WWW
« Reply #65 on: December 21, 2005 02:59:37 AM »

is it possible to make the other kinds of hats...like the 20's looking bucket-like hat, fedora, etc. with this type of felting??

You may be able to, but I know the felt for those kind of hats is typically a lot stiffer.  I don't know about everyone else's, but my recon sweater felt is a little on the floppy side.   Maybe one of the more expert felters could tell you for sure? 

I've made a lot of cool things from recycled sweaters (pillow covers, purses, flower pins, iPod cozies). I find that lambswool sweaters with small cables (~1/2") shrink up nice and thick. They'd probably work well for garments that need more structure.






THIS ROCKS   Logged

preg_replace('/(.{49})/', '$1 ', '....................................................................')
           <<  www.sassycrafter.com  >>
                     crafty repurposing
preg_replace('/(.{49})/', '$1 ', '....................................................................')
luciabug
« Reply #66 on: December 21, 2005 03:42:54 AM »

I'm off to the charity shop...
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Zanti MissKnit
Offline Offline

Posts: 574
Joined: 17-Oct-2004

Formerly known as AndreaLH


View Profile WWW
« Reply #67 on: December 21, 2005 05:56:27 AM »

I'm probably going to blog about my creations once I finish embellishing them (although I've been wearing them about 3 weeks without adornments).  Is it okay that I link to this thread and the tutorial?
THIS ROCKS   Logged

GirlyGirlBags
« Reply #68 on: December 21, 2005 01:29:18 PM »

=[/quote]

I've made a lot of cool things from recycled sweaters (pillow covers, purses, flower pins, iPod cozies). I find that lambswool sweaters with small cables (~1/2") shrink up nice and thick. They'd probably work well for garments that need more structure.

=

[/quote]

Those are some fabulous bags!!  do you have a pattern for the last one that looks like a backpack???
THIS ROCKS   Logged

gwensmom
« Reply #69 on: December 21, 2005 03:34:24 PM »

There was a purse-out-of-felted-sweater project on That's Clever today:
http://www.hgtv.com/hgtv/cr_accessories_purses/article/0,1789,HGTV_3227_4224963,00.html

She also used some silk from a thrifted blouse.  Her stuff looked very nice.  You can see more of it here:  http://community-2.webtv.net/pursesbylydia/PursesbyLydia/
« Last Edit: December 21, 2005 03:46:28 PM by gwensmom » THIS ROCKS   Logged

Threads you might like:
Pages: 1 ... 5 6 [7] 8 9 Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
How to Cook Tarka Dal
How to Prepare a Sweet Lassi
How to Cook Pad Kaprow Koong
How to Cook Murgh Makhni
How to Prepare Mango Chutney
Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Coffee Mug Cozy
March 25, 2015 Featured Projects
Tute Tuesday: How to Make 110 Prayer Flags

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2015, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.