This is the time of the year I get excited to switch over my closets. Something that I strongly believe in. I just like to open my closet and ONLY see things that I can wear in whatever season. Granted, there are some things that stay throughout the year but truly “seasonal’ items like summer’s cotton dresses, shorts, and thinner sweaters, and winter’s big boots, jackets, and warmer pants get packed away.
I have to say of the two big switchovers I do, my favorite is packing away the winter dark items and pulling out the pretty pastel pieces. Every time I pack away those thick sweaters I hope the summer will last longer than normal and I won’t have to see them for EVER! However, fall does manage to ALWAYS roll around and I am almost in tears when I have to unpack them because I know that WINTER IS COMING.
This year to make the transition a little fun and the September’s inevitable unpacking more bearable I decided to show my sweaters some love. I also have some really precious sweaters that I want to protect during their storage months.
To put the little babies in their winter sleep I have decided to show them some extra TLC.
Wash in the gentle and wonderful smelling detergent from the Laundress
Take care of any peeling and fuzzing with this sweater de-fuzzer. It was recommended to me by Kristen, and it has been one of the best buys ever. This $10 wonder has cleaned up all of my sweaters and brought them back to near new condition
Stash away in these super easy DIY sweater bags. Repurposed from old pillowcases it is the ultimate ECO project for storing sweaters either in your closet or for their winter sleep.
This is method brilliantly takes advantage of the seams that are already there to cut down and time cutting and sewing.
Step 1. Cut a standard pillowcase in half vertically. My pillow measured 31 x 19, so I cut in half at the 15.5 mark. Trim the top seam so that you are left with 2 rectangles with only 1 open seam
Step 2. Where you have the open seam cut in a small notch 2 inches down. Fold in and sew.
Step 3. Fold-down horizontally to create your channel iron down and sew.
Step 4. At this point, if you like you could add a small label with a stamp of your choice.
Step 5. Turn the case inside out with rights facing and sew down the one open seam.
Step 6. Turn inside out and iron down the seam.
Step 7. Feed Ribbon through the opening you created with a safety pin and you are done.