Saturday, 28 January 2012

~Thrifty Hot Water Bottle Cover ~

I'm really tired at the moment, but also relieved that I've nearly made it through bleak January without a meltdown. Thursday evening I was determined to sew, that feeling that you just need to make something and be creative.
My friend Claire, the 'Felted Ferret' made me a hot water bottle cover from a felted angora jumper last year, so I thought I'd have a go (as daughter L now pinches that one for herself).
I bought an angora/cashmere Principles jumper for £1 at a car boot sale last year, and have worn it to death for work until it's shrunk and bobbly -  so decided to reuse and upcycle it. I aready had the hot water bottle and other materials, so it's not cost me anything to make.
I washed it at 60 degrees, then did a bit of applique with vintage fabric, buttons and an old wool blanket...
I always use iron-on interfacing when doing applique. 
I used one of the frilly cuffs for the neck of the cover.
Here it is helping me keep cosy on the sofa with my favourite Greengate wool blanket...
Have a lovely weekend... I'm planning on pottering around and not doing an awful lot!


  1. Happy pottering! Great idea and a perfect result, snuggle up and enjoy the weekend

  2. Oh how lovely! well done for warm thriftiness

    weekend blessings x

  3. That's lovely - I have an old powder blue wool sweater of K's that's gone bobbly but I didn't want to throw it away. Now I know what to do with it. Have a great day pottering - and thanks for the inspiration. x

  4. that is so clever Sally and looks really great.
    i will be SO glad to see that back of january too!
    happy pottery weekend
    love jooles x

  5. Its lovely Sally! I am exhausted too, I dont like the long days and the endless dark nights, but I can see signs spring is coming.It's getting lighter on a night at least.I am looking forward to my week off, just another week to work! Have a nice relaxing weekend, love Anne

  6. Nothing better than a bit of upcycling and you have made a great job of it. Have a lovely, snuggly, chillaxed weekend.

  7. This is a nice idea, I think I need a new cover as mine has gone bobbly which came with it.
    Yay, we've nearly survived January but lets hope we don't get that predicted cold snap in Feb.
    Have a nice weekend chilling out. x

  8. Hi,thats a lovely hottie cover to snuggle up with,hope you have a nice weekend just pottering.Love Jill xx

  9. You did a fantastic job with the not water bottle cover!
    Hope you had a good weekend of pottering!


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