Recycle old wool sweaters into a pair of comfy, economical long Johns using tips from our long underwear pattern!
ILLUSTRATION: ROSEMARY HANKS
Old wool sweaters can be recycled into long johns.
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Sure they look funny, but these long Johns are warm and the price is right. This set wool long underwear cost only $2.00 and took less than an hour and a half to make.
Custom-tailor your long underwear to fit loosely or snugly, and — with a few extra sweater sleeves — it's a simple process to make the legs as long as you like.
If you can thread a needle, you can sew your own long Johns, and it'll take just a few hours done by hand or by machine.
It doesn't take much to sew "woollies" of your own. All you need are scissors, thread, a needle and a few sweaters.