Sweater Surgery How to Make New Things with Old Sweaters

Sweater Surgery by Stefanie Girard

How to Make New Things with Old Sweaters

Format: Paperback / softback, 160 Pages
ISBN: 9781592536252
Publisher: Quarry Books
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Contemporary crafters are thriving on personalizing, modifying, and altering fashion, and as a way to take a greener approach to their creative lifestyle.


This book shows you how to upcycle all your slightly worn, slightly damaged, or out-of-style sweaters into fabulous new items for your wardrobe and your home. Readers learn how to choose, cut, restitch, felt, and embellish old sweater fabric, transforming it into beautiful handbags, mittens, scarves, hats, hoodies, skirts, jewelry, soft toys, pillows, and more!


Complete instructions for 27 projects, plus a huge gallery of exciting ideas for further inspiration.

Stefanie Girard earned her degree in industrial design from Pratt Institute in New York. She worked as a set decorator and prop master in the entertainment industry for 15 years. She also has worked as a television show producer, specializing in "How-to" TV for the HGTV and DIY networks. Her television credits include Knitty Gritty, Simply Quilts, DIY Jewelry Making, and Sew Much More. Stefanie has designed hundreds of craft, jewelry, and stitching projects for clients including the Walt Disney Company, Michaels and JoAnn craft stores, Plaid Enterprises and Westrim Crafts. She lives in Burbank, CA.
Format: Paperback / softback, 160 Pages
ISBN: 9781592536252
Illustrations: 80-100 color photos, 50-60 illos.
Size: 8.625 in x 10 in x 0.5 in / 219.08 mm x 254 mm x 12.7 mm
November 4, 2011
Stefanie Girard, author of Sweater Surgery and blogger at the Craftside blog, was part of the program during the Burbank READS program, coordinated by the Burbank, California, Public Library. Read More.