Now that the weather is dipping, it’s time to bust out those old sweaters. Not to wear… to cut up. Whoever first came up with the upcycle sweater idea was a genius. I’m sure you’ve seen plenty of sweater crafts. You can use the sleeves to cover cans and jars, make stockings and more.
For this project I used a sweater sleeve to make a rice filled heating pad.
Cut off the sleeve and if you want add an embellishment. I used the argyle pattern from the body of the sweater to add a heart. A simple running stitch with bakers twine holds it on.
Fold the bottom ends to the inside and stitch closed. I used a little bit of fabric glue to seal the bottom end and then stitched it closed to make sure it was secure.
Fill the sleeve with rice and gather the top end. Stitch the top and gather your thread pulling tightly. Go around a few times to make sure it’s secure.
Tie the top end off with ribbon or cording.
Use your heating pad to warm up with a cup of tea and a good book. You’ll be surprised at how long it retains heat. Enjoy!
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