Hi everyone! On Wednesday I showed you my Autumn Banner, made from a gorgeous, thrifted sweater in a nice, deep shade of orange. I mentioned at the time that I had ideas for two more projects that could be made from this one sweater. Fall project #2 is a pair of sweet, little pumpkins, made from the sleeves of my thrifted sweater.
I got kinda excited about how they turned out, so I grabbed a white sweater that had been waiting for its turn to become something “new.” Since it was made of cotton, it couldn’t be shrunk, as I had the orange one. (I describe how I made the sweater easier to work with by shrinking it in my Autumn Banner post.)
You’ve noticed, I’m sure, all the cute, crafty pumpkins out there. I decided it was time to give them a try, and figured I could easily whip up a dozen or so, no trouble at all. Well, they’re not as simple to make as they might appear. It’s not that they’re hard exactly, it’s mostly that there are easier ways to make them.
After crafting this little orange guy my way, I decided to google “sweater pumpkins.” This led me to Sabine who blogs at Mom in Music City. She had some great instructions for making sock pumpkins, which could easily be converted to sweater sleeve pumpkins.
They are pretty darling. Don’t you think? I’m looking forward to making more, now that Sabine has demonstrated the easier way. I’ve pulled out a taupe sweater that I think will produce lovely pumpkins.
I hope you come back to see project #3. It’s pretty cute.
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Be sure to come back for Part III of my Wool Sweater Series.
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