How to: Make a footstool out of an old jumper

This is such a clever yet simple idea from Bethany over at Bethsco. She bought an old 100% wool sweater from a thrift store and up-cycled it into a handy ottoman-style pouffe foot-rest.

Footstool sweater tutorial

Bethany’s clever up-cycled sweater footstool.

To make this footstool, you will need:

How to make an up-cycled jumper foot pouffe

Bethany’s done a full step-by-step tutorial over on her blog. The only thing I might try fiddling with is the knitting part. Rather than casting off with knitting needles (or sewing it as Bethany suggests) I’d be tempted to try the crochet bind off (see below), which is far quicker and easier than needle bind off and has recently become my very favourite.

OR, if there’s enough of a tail on the edging, I might even just crochet a row of double crochet (US single crochet), which means you can pick up one stitch at a time and deal with it — far easier than having to pick up all the stitches onto a knitting needle.

Check out Bethany’s blog for even more inspiration on re-cycling and making (as well as lots of free crochet patterns)


Katie Lee

Dork Adore's Editor! Katie started out life as a tech journalist and blog obsessive, launching the UK's first and biggest blog publishing network, Shiny Media. Favourite dork things: knitting, crochet, Press Gang, Buffy, Battlestar, Doctor Who and lifehacks.

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