Second-Time Cool: The Art of Chopping Up a Sweater
Firefly Books Limited, 2005 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 92 pages
Create unique fashion styles using old sweaters!
Here's a book for anyone interested in designing a wardrobe that expresses individuality in fun and creative ways.
Second-Time Cool shows how easy it can be to recycle knitted sweaters and strike a dazzling look. Simply grab an old wool sweater, wash in the hot cycle, pick up the scissors, and follow the instructions outlined in this book.
Ideas include appliqués, slippers, vests, wrist and leg warmers, stylish tops, bags and purses, and much more. The book helps readers think creatively about what can become what: a sleeve can become a mitten, the center of a sweater a skirt, and a turtleneck a hat.
The authors remind readers to look for interesting fashions from the past in secondhand stores. Retro is in: it's all about learning to customize, cut up, and change used clothes with confidence.
Also included are:
Instruction pages are replete with full-color photography, while images displaying the end results offer inspiration.
The authors are a collective of Swedish designers, expert knitters, and fashion journalists.
3 pages matching knitted cord in this book
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Review: Second-Time Cool: The Art of Chopping Up a SweaterUser Review - Juneau Public Library - Goodreads
This book is full of inspiring ideas about how you can re-use your old sweaters and turn them into new clothing and accessories. Make mittens, scarves, slippers, bags and more from the raw materials ... Read full review
Review: Second-Time Cool: The Art of Chopping Up a SweaterUser Review - Lise Petrauskas - Goodreads
This book was really inspiring. I got it out from the library about three or four times. It has a very non-American aesthetic, which I like. It's not too fancy and cleaned up. I've made the slippers ... Read full review