Writing recently about my granddaughters’ wool clothing made me reminisce about all the items I’ve played around with out of felted sweaters. Today I’ve put together a Green Sheep roundup of THINGS-THAT-AREN’T-BLANKETS. Some of them are one-offs; some of them I chose to make a batch of and sell on Etsy. I posted about nearly all of them on this blog.
(But I didn’t post about this kitty, so he’s a bonus. The pattern is not original to me, although I did adapt it for felted sweaters. Unfortunately, I can no longer find the original (a library book?) to give the designer credit. Does this little guy not look like a rodent from the back?? It would be fun to play around with the pattern and see what other animals it could become.)
Now: On to the roundup!
Here are 15 non-blanket experiments (i.e. with the exception of leggings, tunics, slippers and hooded jacket, I drew up my own patterns). The list starts with the WAY-backs, from 2010, and comes up to the present. The links go to original blog posts, most of which were pretty spare in terms of info. But there are a few more pictures. Maybe they can get your own creative juices flowing ;)
3. Running Leggings
4. Draft Dodger
5. Baby Lovies
6. Fingerless Gloves
7. Christmas Stockings (The prototypes. Later ones.)
9. Sewing Kit
10. Sweater Coat
12. Mittens (My first try! My next ones. Later ones.)
13. Assymetrical Hooded Jacket
15. Children’s Leggings and Tunics
These are all a lot of fun to try and to tweak. Certainly, having felted sweaters on hand gives a new dimension to gift-giving. And still? After all is said and done, making blankets is the thing I love the most ♥
4 thoughts on “Roundup: 15 Felted Sweater Experiments (by me!)”
Does a sweater blanket have to have a backing? Thank you
Hi, Bobbie! In general, I have made my blankets without a backing. I simply use a very narrow seam allowance. I like how the blanket preserves the wool’s hand and drape this way. But truly, I’d encourage you to just go ahead and try whatever method you think you’d like. It’s easy to experiment on wool–it’s quite forgiving!
Thank you, Stephanie!