Sunday, January 16, 2011

Ugly Sweater to Ear Warmer

I got this idea from Delia Creates. She has a much more detailed tutorial, but I am a little less... organized? :) Here is my little project.

I started off with this ugly sweater that I got form a thrift store. I thought it would make a cute bag, and then I decided to do this ear warmer thing with it too. The bag will come soon!

First I cut off the bottom portion of the sweater. I made it about 4 inches wide, which was probably too big. I wrapped a ribbon around my head to measure the lenght. Then, I cut a piece of fleece the same size I cut the sweater.
Next, I sewed the two pieces together right side to right side, leaving a small opening to flip it right side out. And that was all! I clasped the ear warmer together with a button. I don't have a picture but I just sewed on a button by hand and then did a button hole on the other side. That is how it stays together.

For the flower detail, I just cut out four awkward flower shapes, of different sizes. Then I laid them one on top of another and sewed them on the ear warmer. Then for a little flair I glued on the rhinestone.

Awesome picture of myself. If I were to do this again I think I would have made it a whole hat, but the ear warmer is a fun change!

Here is my "pretty" husband in the ear warmer! It was huge before I re-sized it and fit him perfectly! Good man.


  1. this idea and love both the great models!! Knitting is one thing that I just can't seem to get down pat so I love finding ideas to use old sweaters with. Thank you for sharing and for the inspiration.


  2. I love it! What a great use of old sweaters that have shrunk! I love the flower too! Thanks for the how-to!

  3. so cute! would love for you link up at our crafty saturday link up party!

  4. Oh' that is so darn cute, but even cuter on the hubby lol! JEN

  5. Sooo cute! I love upcycled fashions! Please add this to my linky party Wednesday :)

  6. That is adorable! I love the felt flower you added to it, too! :)


    belle and sparrow
    {Beautiful Nest}

  7. Your husband does look cute in that. Great job!

  8. Great earwarmer! Looks perfect on your husband! :)

    Thanks for linking up to A Round Tuit! Hope you have a lovely week!

    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  9. Thanks for linking up! I'll be featuring your idea on my blog this Saturday!


  10. Great way to upcycle. Hilarious that your DH wore it as well.

    If you have a moment tonight, please stop by Creative Juice Thursday and show this off!

  11. What a great idea! That is adorable!

  12. Love that idea!! Thanks!

    Please come to my linky party today!! Hope to see you there!

  13. Your EarwarmerThanks for linking to Your so Very Creative! I featured it today at Featuring You Friday! Go check it out and grab a button! turned out adorable!

  14. Yes, he is a very pretty husband ;)
    I hate having cold ears more than just about anything! Thanks for the tutorial!