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This contest has ended. Congratulations to Joanne R. who is the lucky winner! Winter is coming, so you know it's time to get out your old sweaters. This year though, you won't get to wear them, you'll be too busy cutting them up to make our new Upcycled Santa and Elf pattern! These two buddies are made out of recycled sweaters (although you can also make them out of fabric yardage). Their cute faces are appliqued and embroidered on. We made our Santa out of soft recycled cashmere - so luxurious! We got our sweaters from our local thrift store, where there are so many styles and fabrics to choose from. Our thrift stores often have discount days, which are fantastic – we have found some amazing deals! The elf is made from a wool sweater, which needs to be felted before you use it. Felting is easy, it is basically just washing and drying your wool. Look on YouTube for how-to videos. Fill them with pellets and they will watch over your holiday fun all season long! This contest has ended.