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Don't throw out those old holey sweaters. They make fabulous flowers!

The flower only takes about 15 minutes to make. Using different color sweaters can give the flowers more depth. I only used one color for mine because I cut a turtle neck sweater that was too long to make my flower. Now I have an accessory to match my sweater. I look forward to seeing the different versions of this flower. XD

(My pictures may look a bit funny.I created them in paint)



  1. Step 1 1

    -Start by cutting the sweater into strips about 1/2" to 1" wide.
    -The strips should only be about 10-12" long.

  2. Step 2 2

    -Use the zig-zag setting on your machine to sew along one edge of the strip.

    -Stay as close to the edge as possible. It's ok to even go off the edge (as if you are simulating a serge stitch.)

    -As you sew along the edge, pull the sweater towards you. The sewn edge of the sweater should begin to look wavy.

    -The smaller the zig zag, the more wavy the edge. The wider the zigzag, the less wavy the edge.

  3. Step 3 3

    This step can be done by hand or on the machine. I did mine by hand.

    Sew a baste (or wide) stitch along the bottom of the strip as illustrated to the left.

  4. Step 4 4

    After the stitch is made, pull the sweater to create a gather. (I really tried to make the pic look like a gather...really!)

  5. Step 5 5

    -The strip should start to look like a flower. Connect the ends of the material together so that you have a doughnut shape. Play around with them until you get the perfect flower.

    -Hand stitch a small stitch to connect them.

    -If you want a multi-colored flower repeat this process until you have the desired amount of layers.

  6. Step 6 6

    -Using a piece of sweater that has not been zig zag stitched, tie a large knot in the center of the strip.

    -Thread the knot into the center of your flowers.

    -Pull the extra ends of the knotted strip through so that they are in the back of your flower and the knot is the only thing showing.

    -Making a small stitch behind the flower will help keep the knot secured to the rest of the flower.

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And you're done!



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