Recycled Sweater Vase Tutorial
I recently saw an article in Country Living about covering different items with sweaters. I loved the vases, but wasn’t particularly fond of their directions, which included hot glue, so I came up with my own way to do it. This was such a fun, quick, and easy project, I hope you enjoy it. Materials needed: one sweater (each vase needs one sleeve) one bottle (any size as long as it will fit into the sleeve) Gather your sweater and bottle. Lay your bottle on top of the sweater sleeve. You want 1 1/2 inches on either side. Cut the sleeve off (1 1/2 inches from the bottom of the bottle) Sew around the cut edge of the sleeve 1/4 inch in so that it doesn’t start unravelling. Turn the sweater tube inside out and slip over bottle. Position it so that the bottle is centered in the tube. On the side with the seam, pull the sweater around the bottle and pin in place so that you have a nice outline of the bottle. Slip the cover off and sew along your pin line. Cut 1 inch outside of the stitching. Cut a few slits into the fabric next to the bend, making sure not to catch the stitching. Turn the cover right side out, slip over the bottle and tuck in the top and bottom edges. Enjoy your new vase. This same method works for many sizes of bottles. If the sweater tube is too big then you just pin it from the bottom all the way up.