by Joanna Pluszcz
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You probably have more than one sweater lying around the house that nobody uses anymore. Here is a simple project on how to up-cycle that old piece of clothing into something fun and useful!
- Sweaters with bold, funny prints work best. For this particular project, I found a sweater with a print located directly on the sleeve.
- Once you’ve found an interesting pattern, cut it to the desired length. The cozy can either cover a whole mug or just a portion of it. For this project, I created one that covers the entire length.
- Next, you want to pull out the left-over cut thread, which will give you a nice clean edge. There will be many little cut pieces hanging out. Gently pull them until you get to one long thread that goes all the way around.
- Once you have cleaned up the edge, use the same thread and a big-eye plastic needle to finish the edge by threading through each of the left-over loops. Once all the way around, tie a knot and tuck in the ends. You can also use a decorative ribbon or a contrasting colored thread!
And voila, you have yourself a cute mug cover – all while the kids were napping.