My kiddo needed an eco-friendly sweater to wear to school for Earth Hour so I raided her room and my refashionista stash and got making!
It came out so well (& was so simple to create) I thought I’d share my quick and easy method so you can make your own version of my upcycled sweater for Earth Day – coming up on April 22!
Grab a kiddo top, some leftover bits of felt or fabric in planet Earth colours and a needle + embroidery thread. optional: mini hugging heart softie
Using a mug as guide, trace a circle on your planet Earth coloured felt.
Chop out the circle (or 2 if desired).
Cut out some land and cloud coloured bits from the remaining felt pieces and arrange on your Earth.
Hand sew them on with a simple yet sturdy stitch.
If you don’t have a heart softie go ahead and skip this step (or simply chop out a heart background for your earth).
Stitch the Earth to the centre of the heart.
Arrange on the top, stitch it on and enjoy your fab Earth-loving, eco-friendly statement top!
I’m pretty proud that my kiddo won a prize for her sweater from the EcoClub at her school.
What are you upcycling for Earth Day?
My tutorial index is chock full of inspiration!