Sweater Wristlet

My sweater wristlet is the perfect upcycle for that old sweater you have laying around in your closet!  We have a tradition in our family.  After Christmas, we go through old toys and clothes to donate to those less fortunate.  I was rummaging through my disaster of a closet trying to purge anything I did not deem necessary to keep when I stumbled upon some old sweaters.  As I was throwing them into the pile to give away, one of my old cable knit sweaters caught my eye.  Recently, I had seen a multitude of “old sweater projects” on Pinterest.  I began brainstorming.  Everyone was making sweater pillows, dresses but I wanted to do something different.  That’s when I came up with the sweater wristlet!

Sweater Wristlet at createcraftlove.com #wristlet #upcycle #sewing

I used a tutorial I found on Pinterest to make the wristlet.  {Many thanks to Imagine Fabric!}  I made one modification and used the wrist of my sweater to create the wristlet strap.  It was a little tricky working with the sweater due to the stretchiness.  {Is that even a word?}  You just have to be very careful and go slow!  Don’t overstretch the sweater!

To make the flower, I used a tutorial from Craftaholics Anonymous.  I can’t believe how simple and easy it was!

Sweater Wristlet at createcraftlove.com #wristlet #upcycle #sewing

Sweater Wristlet at createcraftlove.com #wristlet #upcycle #sewing

What do you think?  Cute, right?  (wink, wink)

Have you upcycled old sweaters?


About Jill @ Create.Craft.Love.

Jill Fritz is a full time outside the home working mommy turned craft blogger. She offers craft/DIY tutorials for Pinterest addicts, craft junkies, DIY fanatics and busy mamas. Jill started Create.Craft.Love. as place to showcase her craftiness and to encourage others to do the same. Create.Craft.Love is a place where passion and creativity collide!


  1. This turned out so cute! I am loving the color and your flower is darling! Thank you for linking up!


  2. Thanks for hosting Amanda! I love your blog! =)

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