Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Woolen Wear for the Teapot

See the zip front cardigan on the left?

It recently had a make-over. Felted and refashioned along with a red wool sweater (that makes up the side panels in this project) the two cardigans became a teacozy.
The bottom edge of the cardigan front and back worked perfectly to make the finished bottom edge of my new tea cozy. I even cut a strip of the bound front off the neckline of the cardigan to make the loop at the top of the cozy.
Here's to thrifted sweaters and fabric scraps! Time for a tea break as a reward. ;o)

12 comments:

  1. Beautiful! I saw some of these at the Christmas One of a Kind Show here in Toronto last year ..... have you tried making small pillow covers? A small pillow out of the fairisle sweater in your photo would look lovely. This is my first comment on your blog - I've been reading for about a week. I'll be back.

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  2. Great felting! I have these kind of ideas, but have never actually done anything like this. Your teapot looks wonderful!

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  3. I just love it when things are re-purposed! Oh not that I don't just love going to the fabric store, but it just seems so satisfactory when you can make something new from something old!!! Love it!

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  4. So cute! I'm going to try felting this weekend.
    I had 2 wool sweaters in a bag on their way to goodwill, but I pulled them out at the last minute.

    One is a lovely sky blue. I need to find the perfect project for that one.

    Kimberly

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  5. That is a truly fabulous make over!

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  6. Love, love, love it!!! That's all I can say, its just beautiful!

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  7. Thanks for your birthday wishes on my blog!! Your teapot cozy looks wonderful!

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  8. This is so wonderful! That rich brown really makes the colorful polkadots leap out at you.

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  9. What a transformation! I love it! Love the polka dots. You are so creative.
    xo jacq

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  10. I stumbled across your blog a few months ago and have checked it every once in a while. I am so impressed with this tea cozy! I didn't even know that you could make stuff out of sweaters! Oh man, so much to learn....:-/

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  11. Your teacozy is adorable. Love it.

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