Thriving in Social Isolation: 2 Fun DIYs to Transform those Sweaters at the Back of your Closet

It’s important to keep busy and stay connected through these challenging times as we support and care for each other from afar. While we practice social distancing, it’s the perfect time for an at-home DIY project to do what we thrifters do best: give clothing and household items new life.

These clever uses for worn sweaters - whether stretched, stained, or suffering from a hole or two - are easy, fun, and practical. Give them a try and let us know how they turn out! Our online community is more important now than ever.

 

1. Create these seriously easy Netflix-ready socks

If you are spending more time in lounge-wear around the house while social distancing, these cozy sweater socks are everything - no sewing experience required!

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Follow the tutorial here: http://www.pearlsandscissors.com/2012/10/diy-upcycled-socks-from-sweater-sleeves/

 

2. Freshen up a room with this ingenious DIY stool cover

Upcycle an old sweater into a cozy new bench or stool cover to instantly change the look of any room.

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Try the tutorial here: https://www.upcyclethat.com/sweater-stool-diy/6728/

 

We can't wait to see how these turn out for you! Amidst the uncertainty that the COVID-19 pandemic has brought, please know that when this crisis is behind us, we will be here for you. Whether you need an affordable place to shop after the financial repercussions that have affected us all, or simply want to take comfort in the social bonds that our stores share with their communities, we will continue to represent The Salvation Army’s values of hope, service, dignity, and stewardship. Take good care, and keep in touch.