Michelle is at it again and whipped up this adorable ear warmer out of an old sweater! I am additcted to her thrifty ideas, and what she will dream up next! She is so talented and I love her ability to think outside the box, and be thrifty! You can check out more of her ideas at Polka Dots and Pizza. If you would like to be a featured guest post on Look What I Made , watch for our weekly post each Tuesday called A Thrifty online craft fair, link up and you may be selected for our weekly feature post.
I started off with this ugly sweater that I got form a thrift store. I thought it would make a cute bag, and then I decided to do this ear warmer thing with it too. The bag will come soon!
First I cut off the bottom portion of the sweater. I made it about 4 inches wide, which was probably too big. I wrapped a ribbon around my head to measure the lenght. Then, I cut a piece of fleece the same size I cut the sweater.
Next, I sewed the two pieces together right side to right side, leaving a small opening to flip it right side out. And that was all! I clasped the ear warmer together with a button. I don’t have a picture but I just sewed on a button by hand and then did a button hole on the other side. That is how it stays together.
For the flower detail, I just cut out four awkward flower shapes, of different sizes. Then I laid them one on top of another and sewed them on the ear warmer. Then for a little flair I glued on the rhinestone.
Awesome picture of myself. If I were to do this again I think I would have made it a whole hat, but the ear warmer is a fun change!