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)
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!!
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.
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???”
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.
The first cut was a hard one. Just close my eyes and have at it. eep!
Not only do I have plenty of fabric for my sloth, I also have plenty to save for more fun later. Yippee!!
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!
My upcycled sweater sloth is happily in its new owner’s arms. So sweet!
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.
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.
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!
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!