as promised a bit of woollen blanket crafting...
in the past couple of months i have come across some lovely woollen blankets while op-shopping. now i'm not usually one to cut into woollen blankets- they are becoming rarer in the op-shops and the prices can be a bit on the expensive side. these few are cot size and had a couple of marks that soaking and washing didn't remove so this made for guilt-free cutting.
if you're on the lookout for woollen blankets don't forget to check out the shelves/boxes marked 'pet bedding'- i've come across several blankets in the past (even king and queen size) without a hole or stain for less than $5 here.
so my first spot of repurposing was this blanket come beanie. lined with a striped cotton sheet. it was super quick to cut out and stitch.
i based the pattern on this one from lucykate crafts and made the same pattern in the striped sheet to line it, simply putting right sides together stitching around the base, leaving a small gap to turn through and stitching the hole closed. and yes its keeping my head warm right now.
and i'm already planning my next one, this time with a floral lining and maybe even a pompom on top.
any more ideas for woollen blanket repurposing?