Upcycling Secrets - Sewing With Socks Topic Overview


Hi Everyone! This month is a busy month so I thought it would be fun to create a topic filled with fun and easy upcycling projects! There are so many opportunities to use thing we already have to make super adorable doll items. I'm excited to show you a few of my favorite upcycling secrets!

Throughout this 4 part topic, we will explore our options and experiment using ready-made things as the basis for your projects. To kick things off, I'll be demonstrating a classic - How to make a darling sweater from a pair of socks! This technique can be used to make sweaters for any time of year, but it's perfect for the  2nd Annual Fun and Festive Holiday Sweater Contest!

Over the course of this 4 part topic we will cover:

We have so much planned for this course. It's going to be a fun month!

Are you ready? Let's go...

In the videos posted below, I share with you an overview of the month-long topic and then take a deep dive into our first practice tutorial - the "sock to sweater" tutorial.





Pattern Overview (designs featured in this weeks video)

  • Liberty Jane Denim Pullover Sweater For 18" Dolls and /or 14.5" Dolls
  • Liberty Jane Denim Piccadilly Sweater For 18" AG Dolls, 18" BFC, Ink Dolls, 14" WW Dolls, Disney Animator Dolls, Ellowyne Dolls






      Week One task:

      • Let's make some sweaters! Go on the hunt for some socks to use for this project. Knee high length socks are best, look for cute prints and festive themes!
      • Jump over the SWC Facebook Group for conversation and project sharing.


      Next Tuesday - Week 2: The Cropped Sweater Reverse Cardigan Pattern Hack Tutorial.




      December 13, 2018

      This is such a great topic..bought the 14 inch sweater pattern and quickly ran out and bought a Xmas sock..can’t wait to make this..Thank Cinnamon for this upcycle idea.

      Denise Darby
      Denise Darby

      December 07, 2018

      Love this topic. I was going to try to make the 18 inch sweater out of socks and could not figure out how to get the pattern cut out. Thank you for sharing this with us. I made the 14 inch doll a sweater and it turned out great. I have only crew socks that are of the Christmas theme.


      December 06, 2018

      I am so excited about this topic, especially as I have a huge stash of items to upcycle!


      December 05, 2018

      This is good know. I’ll look forward to trying this after Christmas! Fun tutorial!


      December 04, 2018

      Thank you!

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