Lovely Mittens from an Old Sweater – DIY

DIY Mittens from an Old Sweater 1

Here is a super quick craft for you, inspired by Elsie and Emma from ABeautifulMess: make mittens from an old sweater, preferably from wool because it is very warm. This project will take you only 15 minutes.

You will need:
– an old sweater;
– chalk;
– scissors.

1. Flip sweater so it is inside out. Put your hand on the sweater, gaging how long you want the glove to be. Use the chalk to trace around your hand, but be careful to leave lots of extra room for a seem tolerance. Make sure to make the thumb actually big. The “trick” is to open your thumb a little when you draw the line to stitch. In this way, the mittens will be more roomy and comfy.
2. Cut out the mitten shape. Then, trace this shape on the other part of the sweater, so that the gloves are equal, and cut.
3. Sew to the machine and zig zag along the top edge of the glove with the right sides in.
4. Flip the glove so the right parts are out.
5. Head outside and voila!

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Photo courtesy: abeautifulmess.

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Tags : mittenssweaterwarmwinterwool


  1. How clever! I got some gloves from Sweden that also had a fleece lining. Whew! Talk about warm. That would be easy to do with this pattern.

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