Last week I told y’all what I did with my Goodwill pillow and used sweater. Old clothes are useful in a lot of ways. For the pillow I used the body of the sweater, and I told y’all that later I’d use the rest of it. Well, today, I’m using the sleeves. This was just pretty much a given for me. There wasn’t a doubt in my mind what these little darlings would be used for.
Here are the sleeves from last week’s sweater. The only thing I did before I cut them off of the sweater, is zig zag right up against the seam. That way there would be no fraying. Then I went out and bought some clear elastic.
I got some white too, because they only had one pack of clear, and I didn’t want to waste the clear on the bottom of the project. It won’t ever get seen. I could probably get by with very little elastic in the top of the sleeves, my calves are full-figured. But my daughter, well, she’s not full-figured anywhere, and they wouldn’t stay up on her. This made me think, that even with my calves, over time the knitted fabric would stretch. This is the main reason the top got elastic at all.
I took the sleeves and sewed the clear elastic in the end that was where your arm stuck out. and the white went where the shoulder went. This is what I got:
How cute is that?
A faux stalking! I just LOVE the little finish it gives these boots. Aren’t boots so yummy! It’s the one thing about winter I DO like!
I just think these things just give the most elegant look to this boot. My daughter wouldn’t play dress up for me. All I could get is one leg out of her! 🙁
You get the idea. Next, we’ll find a use for the neck of those old clothes.
Would you use these? Do you have an old sweater that you could do this with?