Sweater Surgery: How to Make New Things with Old Sweaters

Sweater Surgery: How to Make New Things with Old Sweaters

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by Stefanie Girard
     
 

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Contemporary crafters are thriving on personalizing, modifying, and altering fashion as not only hobbies but as a lifestyle

Why repurpose your sweaters? Because you can't buy sweater fabric by the yard. Sweaters get damaged or go out of style but we still love the prints, colors, and textures. You don't have time to knit it from scratch. It's ecologically

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Contemporary crafters are thriving on personalizing, modifying, and altering fashion as not only hobbies but as a lifestyle

Why repurpose your sweaters? Because you can't buy sweater fabric by the yard. Sweaters get damaged or go out of style but we still love the prints, colors, and textures. You don't have time to knit it from scratch. It's ecologically correct. And most of all--it's fun!

Sweater Surgery shows you how to upcycle all your slightly worn, slightly damaged, or plain old out-of-style sweaters into fabulous new items for your wardrobe and your home. Readers learn how to choose, cut, restitch, felt, and embellish old sweater fabric, transforming it into beautiful handbags, mittens, scarves, hats, hoodies, skirts, jewelry, soft toys, pillows, and more!

Complete instructions for 27 projects, plus a huge gallery of exciting ideas for further inspiration.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781616734688
Publisher:
Quarry Books
Publication date:
05/01/2008
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
61 MB
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Meet the Author


Stefanie Girard earned her degree in industrial design from Pratt Institute in New York. She worked as a set decorator and prop master in the entertainment industry for 15 years. She also has worked as a television show producer, specializing in "How-to" TV for the HGTV and DIY networks. Her television credits include Knitty Gritty, Simply Quilts, DIY Jewelry Making, and Sew Much More. Stefanie has designed hundreds of craft, jewelry, and stitching projects for clients including the Walt Disney Company, Michaels and JoAnn craft stores, Plaid Enterprises and Westrim Crafts. She lives in Burbank, CA.

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Sweater Surgery: How to Make New Things with Old Sweaters 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
PCulea More than 1 year ago
Because I love making flowers I loved the idea of felting old sweaters and cutting out beautiful flowers. There are so many projects in this book that I want to try and I know I will. The instructions and illustrations are excellent.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great book if you're into this type of thing. Good explanations, good directions, good pictures etc. Not only does it give you good examples it gets your mind going to think of variation on their themes. Great craft book!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have tons of pld clothes so i hope this helps me
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this book expecting a fun,crafty book with lots of crafts that turned sweaters into something other than a shirt. I was disapointed.very. Half( actually more,lots more than half )of the book is shrugs and ugly purses. There is maybe 1 or 2 things that I would might make. I don't reccomend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lots of great photos, but definately geared for teens and young 20-somethings. Only so many step by step projects that were truly different from each other.