Category Archives: holiday crafts: Halloween (recycled stuff)

Imaginative Children’s Costumes Made Of Unwanted Sweaters


Seven year old designer, Jade, modeling her latest creation.

Children will have a blast creating their own costumes out of unwanted sweaters. Jade made this super fun Dude-A-Wild Thing costume by cutting up sweaters. When she had things just the way she wanted them, she hand-sewed the pieces back together. Even the eye is made from cut up sweater fabric. She got her costume inspiration from a stuffed creature I made from sweaters. My inspiration ironically was from her. When she was smaller she would always draw charming critters that she called Dude-A-Bobs.

This is another great way to encourage your children to use their creativity and to learn to sew. If the stitching isn’t perfect, not a problem!