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BATH AND BEAUTY => Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects => Topic started by: carinbrat on October 13, 2006 07:55:56 AM



Title: Old Sweater? = Rainbow Hot Water Bottle Cozy!
Post by: carinbrat on October 13, 2006 07:55:56 AM
I started with this (a scratchy old sweater that I never wear):




It's already felted, I forgot to take a picture of it before it's date with Mr. Washing Machine. Here's a close up comparison with an unfelted piece (my camera cozy!)...




And with a little cutting and blanket stitching, the sleeves turned into this:




A second artsy angle:



Now if only I had a sore muscle...


Title: Re: Old Sweater? = Rainbow Hot Water Bottle Cozy!
Post by: trashtash on October 13, 2006 06:27:15 PM
Just a sleeve? -Great idea!
Iīll probably do this to my hot water bottle, too. Thatīs much better than wrapping a towel around it...  :D


Title: Re: Old Sweater? = Rainbow Hot Water Bottle Cozy!
Post by: diosaperdida on October 13, 2006 06:30:46 PM
I wish I had a hot water bottle to make cozies for..lord knows I have the soreness already...right in my knitting muscles.


Title: Re: Old Sweater? = Rainbow Hot Water Bottle Cozy!
Post by: dasyatis on October 13, 2006 06:32:29 PM
AWESOME! and so pretty! just what you need when you curl up with seious cramps and a good book! i love this!


Title: Re: Old Sweater? = Rainbow Hot Water Bottle Cozy!
Post by: carinbrat on October 14, 2006 10:48:25 AM
Thanks!!

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Just a sleeve?

Actually, it was both of them.  I cut open the seams and laid them out and they fit perfectly around the bottle.

And I've got the entire body of the sweater leftover to make other things with  (coin purses, IPOD cozies, glasses cases, whatever).

I really prefer the hot water bottle to electric heating pads.  Seems much more natural somehow.  And the shape molds to your body in a much better way.



Title: Re: Old Sweater? = Rainbow Hot Water Bottle Cozy!
Post by: just_gemz on May 09, 2007 02:19:20 AM
It looks beautiful!


Title: Re: Old Sweater? = Rainbow Hot Water Bottle Cozy!
Post by: carinbrat on May 09, 2007 10:58:37 AM
Thanks!
It's a great use for a sweater that I'm never going to wear...


Title: Re: Old Sweater? = Rainbow Hot Water Bottle Cozy!
Post by: WIPs on May 31, 2007 04:39:51 PM
Great idea! I may have to do this. This could come in handy!


Title: Re: Old Sweater? = Rainbow Hot Water Bottle Cozy!
Post by: TurkishVAnn on October 05, 2007 05:07:02 PM
great idea for hideous old sweaters! i'm definitely going to make one for my hot-water-bottle-phile mom.


Title: Re: Old Sweater? = Rainbow Hot Water Bottle Cozy!
Post by: ChildhoodLover on October 12, 2007 02:16:35 PM
nice luv the colors


Title: Re: Old Sweater? = Rainbow Hot Water Bottle Cozy!
Post by: craftADDchick on July 20, 2016 01:43:35 PM
I have a couple of sweaters that I think I over-felted, and I've been looking for ideas on how to use them. This is a perfect solution for at least part of the "stash."  Did you leave it open at the bottom so you could take water bottle out?


Title: Re: Old Sweater? = Rainbow Hot Water Bottle Cozy!
Post by: blupaisan on February 09, 2017 08:09:08 AM
so incredibly beautiful and functional to boot! Just last night I shrunk, on purpose, a wool sweater. Now I know what to do with it!!