How To: Recycle an old sweater into a bookmark

Recycle an old sweater into a bookmark

In this video, Craftside blogger/author/craftster Stephanie Girard shows us how to make bird-like upcycled sweater bookmarks. Joining Stephanie Girard in this video is Jennie Hinchcliff, co-author of Good Mail Day. We're shown how to use a die cutting machine to die cut some sweaters and recycle them into bookmarks. In this example, we use a felted wool sweater and a Hello Kitty die cutting machine. With this tool it is simple to cut out a bird-shaped piece of the sweater. Then you place it on a needle felting brush. Then, we place a pre-cut-out wing on top. Next, you hold the two layers down firmly with a toothpick, and use your needle felting tool on it. This tool has sharp barbed needles and you'll start to see the layers will join. This is very easy! When you see the fibers coming through the other side, you are done. Then, attach a piece of yarn and you've got a nice bookmark!

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