Many of us have collected an array of Christmas sweaters, many of which hold memories to Christmas' past, or were given to us by a dear friends or family members. This can pose a problem for your wardrobe when your seasonal attire starts to outnumber your everyday wear. The sweater may have succumbed to moths or you may have outgrown it, yet you still cannot bear to discard the beloved puffy-paint Rudolph sweater that you made in third grade or the one great-aunt Alice knitted for you.
Well, no need to fret, you can keep those sweaters around and put them to good use as stockings and elf costumes! This would be a good beginner project as well, for parents who want to teach their children how to sew. My family usually gets together around Christmas to do some kind of craft project and this is a terrifically easy and inexpensive project that can teach kids to be resourceful (just make sure they know not to go around cutting up anything
in their closet!).
Once you are finished you can either use the rest of your sweater to make two more stalkings, two more elf hats, a stalking and an elf hat OR you can check out my new instructable on how to make a Christmas wreath
with the remnants!