Saturday, January 18, 2014

Quick Upcycled Boot Cuffs

I've been eying quite a few boot cuffs on Etsy lately & decided I should try to make some. I don't knit, but recently while in my sweater drawer I noticed a sweater my mom handed down to me that didn't really fit. I liked the pattern & realized the sleeves would probably fit around my calves. So I cut about 12" off each sleeve. I folded about 3" over and then folded it again to give it some thickness. Then I just did a zigzag stitch around the edge & done! The zigzag worked fine with this sweater because of its weave, it really wasn't noticeable. But some other techniques might be to hand sew it, or even to use some yarn and do some kind of large decorative stitch. I guess I'll keep my eyes open at the thrift stores for some more interesting sweaters.

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