Creative Repurposing with Blankets and Jumpers

Have you ever wondered what to do with those old fashioned, heavy wool blankets or the used jumper that’s beyond repair? It’s good to know that imaginative folks have brought their ideas to life in many ways for creative repurposing with blankets and jumpers.

Here are an amazing number of Australian creatives who make unique one-of-a-kind fashion pieces and homewares using either retro, vintage, used, or old fashioned blankets and jumpers.

All of these are available for sale with Etsy, one of my recommended partners.

By MarieNicole

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Marie Nicole is based in Yass NSW, with a passion for sustainability. ByMarieNicole focuses on handcrafting beautiful products for others to enjoy amidst their everyday activities.

By upcycling vintage woollen blankets, Marie Nicole has a genuine love for her artisan skill & specialises in making bespoke guitar cases, ukulele cases as well as colourful yoga mat bags.

Click here to read more about ByMarieNicole’s inspiration, process and made to order guitar cases.


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Perth WA based Theresia from PolkaDotBlueDesign creates handmade nordic scandinavian gnomes from old jumpers.

Amazed by the excess amount and quality of clothes found in second hand shops, Theresia decided to turn them into adorable little Gnomes. Being able to recycle, upcycle and reuse is PolkaDotBlueDesign‘s philosophy on reducing the impact on the environment.

Click here for more details, pricing and the range of a cute little Christmas gnomes from PolkaDotBlueDesign. 

Lindyloo Designs

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Linda Main is the founder, owner, creator at Lindyloo Designs. Based in Melbourne Australia, Linda has been making her own clothes since she was young. She enriched her interest in textiles & fashion by doing three years at NZ’s The School of Design.

With a particular interest in upcycling vintage fabric, trims and blankets, Linda turns them into new & exciting garments with classic styling & thoughtful practicality.

Click here for the selection of LindylooDesigns products.

Knots and Brushes

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Based in Hobart Tasmania, Knots and Brushes makes these popular scraves from a collection of vintage woollen blankets. Customers love the colours, the uniqueness and the quality of the scarf.

Click here to see pricing and products from Knots and Brushes.

Finding ways to creatively repurpose with vintage woollen blankets is an excellent way of using items that are already in circulation and has the bonus of usually being one of a kind, bespoke items.

I love how there are many folk who have the knack for thinking outside the square! These creative repurposed items add a personal style element for your home decorating and are also ideal birthday or Christmas gifts.

I hope this is an inspiration for you to support Australian handmade small business by browsing their shops on Etsy Australia.

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