On the 11th day of Christmas: Fun Felted Headband

This fun headband is made from a wool sweater that was inadvertently washed and dried. So what happens to wool when this happens? It is now a felted sweater! To continue on my recycle, reuse, re-purpose bend, I decided to get creative and make something out of the sweater. I have many ideas for this felted sweater.

Supplies Needed:

Recycled wool sweater, washed and dried=felted wool



Upholstery Needle


or other embellishments
It all starts with a wool sweater..My husband shrank his favorite Mr. Rogers sweater.

Measure and mark on the opposite side of sweater pieces. I cut out 2 pieces 3″ x 10″. Depending on the size of your sweater you could cut out one long piece 3″ x 20″. Measure your head to get the correct measurement. Stitch your piece or pieces together with thread along the seam. Stitch along the the seams and edges of the head band using a blanket stitch. Embellish!! I put a bead on top of the felt balls and added them to the headband. I pinned on the Funky Felt flower from the Second Day of Christmas. Add as many or little embellishments as you’d like.

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4 Comment

  1. Reply
    December 24, 2008 at 5:12 pm

    Now, that is cute! Thank you for sharing!

  2. Reply
    Tari of claybuttons
    December 24, 2008 at 9:37 pm

    Thank You! I’m so glad you liked it!

  3. Reply
    December 24, 2008 at 10:45 pm

    Totally cool. I love it!

    Merry Christmas!

  4. Reply
    Tari of claybuttons
    December 25, 2008 at 3:34 am

    Thank You Sioux!
    Merry Christmas to you an all the ABS readers!

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