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Upcycled Sweater Sloth ~ Plush Fun!

Yahoo!! It’s the last Tuesday of the month and I’m back with a new Reduce, Reuse, REFASHION project for you. I skipped last month to wrap up a project already in process. However, this time, I’ve got an upcycled sweater sloth to create. (yes, you read that right…haha)

Reduce, Reuse, REFASHION series hosted by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | Come learn to create for you and your home | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Meet my beautiful pink cashmere sweater. In recent winter months it succumbed to an ill fate of moths. sniff… While I might be all, “say it ain’t so!!”. My other creative half says…ooh…project!!

Pink Cashmere Sweater Before Refashion | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Before you call me crazy, I do have a reason to get excited my pink sweater has moth holes. My last cashmere sweater (a gift to me from my older brother) met a similar fate. Again, I didn’t dare toss it, but gave it new life. See HERE.

Hole in Cashmere Sweater | prodigalpieces.com

DIY TIME

This time around I have a special occasion to create for and this suits the bill perfectly. My littlest is celebrating a birthday and I want to make something for her. First, I originally planned to use a faux fur. However, when I am at the The clerk looks up at me and says, “You’re going to have fun sewing with this”. Then, she proceeds to fold the fabric. Even more fur blasts into the air. The little voice in my head says, “what are you doing???”

Gray Faux Fur Fabric | prodigalpieces.com

Then the next day is when I find my sweater. To save myself a nightmare, plus give my daughter something made from my sweater is a bonus. Now, I have worked with faux fur many times, but this one looked horrible. Donation box!

To begin, I have in mind a sweet upcycled sweater sloth. My girl is delighted by those creatures and I knew it will give her a squishy, lovey doll. Thankfully, there is a free pattern for an adorable pet here at Choly Knight. I mean, who wouldn’t love a cashmere plushie?!

I pull out my felted wool and find the perfect matching pink and black accents. Next, I print the pattern and begin my work. You can see my other sewing projects in this gallery.

Free Sloth Pattern Pieces for Upcycled Sweater Sloth | prodigalpieces.com

NEXT STEPS

The first cut was a hard one. Just close my eyes and have at it. eep!

Cutting Cashmere Sweater Sleeve | prodigalpieces.com

Not only do I have plenty of fabric for my sloth, I also have plenty to save for more fun later. Yippee!!

Prodigal Pieces Handmade Label for Upcycled Sweater Sloth | prodigalpieces.com

In addition, to changing this up last minute, I also had to get this done in an early morning time just before the big day. I’m not a last-minute person, but sometimes it happens. But…at least I can!

THE REVEAL

My upcycled sweater sloth is happily in its new owner’s arms. So sweet!

Young Girl with Upcycled Sweater Sloth Plush Toy by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #toy #kids #refashion #upcycled

Kissing Upcycled Sweater Sloth Plushie by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #toy #sewing #refashion #upcycled

Lil’ sloth is cute, pink, and oh so soft. I’m so happy that I took the chance using my sweater. Also, the fun part is the feet and hands have hook & loop so she can put it around her neck or just hang around for fun.

Hanging Toy Sloth from Upcycled Sweater by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #diy #sewing #free #toys #kids

Adorable Pink Sloth Plushie Made from Upcycled Sweater ~ Refashion Fun by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #toys #kids #gifts #pink

Now, I know you want one too, right? My littlest has not let it leave her side for over a week now. Seeing her curl up with it in her nap, or beside her on the couch while she reads…it melts my heart. In the end, my hope is that you see the potential around you. Yes, just like God sees us. We may have our holes from past mistakes or choices. However, He has a plan for our perfect place.

Handmade Upcycled Sweater Sloth Plush Doll Made by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #toys #diy #sewing #kids #dolls

In addition, do pin and share because I’m sure there are other seemingly lost articles of clothing just waiting for the refashion to make them new. Do tell what you’ve upcycled lately!

Sew cute! Larissa of Prodigal Pieces creates a refashioned sweater sloth from an upcycled cashmere sweater. See the free pattern at prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #sewing #diy #kids #toys

Up next, this cast-off oak pedestal table has a bit of a problem. No worries, it’s come to the right place. Stay tuned!

Round Oak Table Before | prodigalpieces.com

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Also, more refashion fun like my upcycled sweater sloth:

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Comments

  1. Rebecca - NC says

    So cute!!! Both of them!!! I hope your baby girl had a wonderful birthday. This cuddly toy will mean even more to her as she grows older… because her mother made it for her with love. 🥰

    • Larissa says

      It’s pure delight to see them meet their new friends. I love gifting my kids handmade creations. Thanks, Rebecca! And…she just woke up and walked out carrying her new bestie. 😉

  2. Karen Thompson says

    Absolutely precious. I love seeing your gifts to your children – all made with lots of love! These kind of gifts mean so much more and will provide them with even more precious memories

    • Larissa says

      It such a joy to me to pray over them while I create. The cherry on top is to see them open their gift. Thank you, Karen.

  3. Audra says

    Cutest sloth ever, hands down!!! You are very talented and I’m sure that your daughter will treasure it for a long time!

    • Larissa says

      aww…yay!! Truly fun for me and so thankful for the free pattern too. Thanks!!

  4. Joanne H. says

    That sloth is so adorable. Almost as adorable as your sweet daughter. As our baby granddaughter continues to grow I plan to continue with homemade gifts as well. This sloth would be so fun to give. Thanks for all the creative ideas each week.

    • Larissa says

      They’re a double dose of sweetness. Thanks so much. Your grandbaby is blesssed!

  5. Marie B. says

    The sweater sloth is absolutely ADORABLE, almost as adorable as its new owner! As soon as I saw it my thoughts immediately went to my two-year-old granddaughter and pink is her favorite color. Her birthday is in September so I have lots of time to find just the right soft cuddly sweater. Pinned

    • Larissa says

      tee hee! I can’t say enough how I love that it was a God-wink occurrence to find the sweater as I felt it better suited my gift AND I didn’t have to use that awful faux fabric. Your granddaughter will love it! 😀

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