Make Wool Long Johns From Old Sweaters

Recycle sweaters into an economical and comfortable set of woolen long johns this winter using our long underwear pattern.

Wool sweaters
Old wool sweaters can be recycled into long johns.
Photo by Fotolia/Daria Minaeva
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.
Recycle old wool sweaters into a pair of comfy, economical long Johns using tips from our long underwear pattern!
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.
It doesn't take much to sew "woollies" of your own. All you need are scissors, thread, a needle and a few sweaters.
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.

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