My friend Jan just recently showed me what she learned in Emily's Alternative Stitch class at Squam. I'm so happy to have learned some new simple sewing techniques to recycle wool and other clothing. It's so fast and so much fun to work this way!
I felted some thifted cashmere sweaters and made a very warm little vest for Sacha. I felted a women's size small v-neck. I cut the shape that I wanted and did a zigzag edge on the sewing machine. I then added a pocket, some buttons and loops. This must have taken me less than half an hour!
I also made a cardigan for myself. I felted a women's large v-neck (I usually fit a size small). For the pockets, I used some wool fabric from my stash.
Both of these sweaters are extra warm and soft (because they are felted). I will definitely be making some more!
Happy crafting on!