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Tutorial Time!!!! It’s actually 65 degrees, but I was a woman on a mission and absolutely wanted this DIY project and tutorial to hit the blog this week, so I sucked it up for you! I, like an idiot, did not take ‘Before’ photos…but I took after photos, and made two really sketchy, half-asleep tutorial-ish things for you. Really, it’s easy. This is also my December 3 and 4th entries for the December Photo Challenge with Mama Making Changes! The 3rd was ‘Red’ and the 4th is ‘It’s so cold!’. 

Shai Ford, Shai Smith, The Vagabond Studio, Upcycled Scarf and hat


I’ve never had matching winter wear – I just have a small basket of accumulated, mismatched gloves, mittens, hats, and scarves. I decided to fix this, by taking an XXL men’s sweater, and hacking it to pieces. I had a lot of material left, but I’m also a fairly small person. You can pick up sweaters in all sorts of scarf-y patterns at your local thrift store for extremely cheap. This one cost me $2! Not only are you saving money (and matching!), but you’re also upcycling – yay, for not buying new! Out of this one sweater, I made a hat, scarf, legwarmers, and hand-warmers. ♥ Here: Photobomb, including a surprise Ninja appearance: 

Upcycled Sweater to Winter Wear Set!

aaaaaand, here’s how to make them! It’s super, super easy. Just leave any questions in the comments!

Upcycled winter wear, tutorial, The Vagabond Studio


Winter Wear Upcycling Instructions, The Vagabond Studio, Tutorial

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04996241329349900020 Erin Dawn

    This is such a cool idea!! I need to try this! Also, thanks for writing a bit about yourself! I’ve heard Atlanta is a beautiful city, and that’s cool about Journey! I’ve never seen them in concert…

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02888793301624933995 Amanda

    I just set aside a long sweater dress solely for this purpose! It has amazing knitted patterns in it, so I have to come up with a strategy to keep the beauty of it intact while upcycling.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02884635035156215930 Monika Baptista

    This is great! I have been wanting to make a few items for my daughter for our walk to school. She’s always complaining that it’s so cold….we live in Southern California, it’s not that cold!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13463723757924997039 Krystyna @ Spring Mountain Living

    I love this! I have two sweaters I have been saving but just didn’t know what to do with. THANKS!!

  • http://www.naturallivingmamma.com/ Amanda

    Very cute! What a great way to upcycle! I would love it if you would share this on my blog hop Natural Living Monday! I know my readers would too. Thanks! http://www.naturallivingmamma.com/2012/12/02/natural-living-mondays-13/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02444869837982510385 Gypsy in Jasper

    Could you have made that look any easier!?! Holy man. I think I need to do this. What a great, cheap gift idea for Christmas!!

  • http://www.maithankfulheart.com/2012/12/december-photo-day-challenge-hop-day-3.html Mai

    That’s so cool! Really great idea. Looks so easy and simple to do looking at the pattern.

  • http://alifeinbalance.net/ Barb @ A Life in Balance

    I love how you upcycled the sweater! It’s an easy project for a teenager to learn, too since the sewing isn’t that complicated.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11308140154911129771 Lindsey

    love, love, love this! Will try to actually do it when I get some free time!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13117816457480617634 Laura Broach

    I love this! Beautiful! I wish I was anywhere close to as crafty as you :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16695528789213788862 Katie

    What a great idea! I want to go out and find a sweater right now! :) Thanks for sharing with Natural Living Monday. This is one of our featured posts this week! :) I hope you stop by again this week!

    http://mexicanwildflower.blogspot.mx/2012/12/natural-living-monday-14.html

  • http://www.naturallivingmamma.com/ Amanda

    Congratulations! You were featured on Natural Living Monday! Thanks so much for sharing. I am excited to see what you have to share this week!