Believe it or not, this project all begin with Lent and the idea to clear out an unused piece of clothing every day beginning on February 10th and to donate the items to a place like Goodwill. It sounds so easy to do...until you find something that you need to get rid of but isn't in good enough shape to donate....now what?
Well, I repurposed a stained sweater into the cutest winter toboggan ever. I just love it and the sweater I used even matched a pair of gloves I already had, so it was a win-win!
Using a winter hat as a template I laid out my sweater inside out and placed the hat on top of the sweater. You can trace around the hat, or pin it to your sweater for stability but I found it easy to simply cut around mine leaving about ½" seam allowance around the edge.
Then, once you have it cut out, seperate the pieces and use your Helmar Fabric Glue to lay a generous line around the outside edge on one side.
Then lay the cut pieces back together with the "wrong"side still facing outward.
I gently pressed down along the edges with my fingers just to make sure the glue adhered to the sweater material. I'm impatient but I waited approximately 5 minutes before turning the hat inside out so now the seams were inside the hat. Boy, does this glue dry fast!! Ya gotta love that!
I rolled up the bottom of the hat into a cute cuff and tacked it down with more of the glue. You can try on your hat first to make sure you get it looking just like you like it and then remove it to do this step.
My last step was pinning on a flower. Yes, I could have glued it on and it would have stayed on since you can wash the Fabric Glue but I wasn't too sure the flower itself could withstand washing so now I can remove it whenever I need to.
I must say that this was so fun and easy to do that I am now eyeing a lot of my older sweaters in a new way!