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Turning an Old Sweater into New Mittens

Turning an Old SweaterInto New Mittens

Continuing our series on turning an old sweater into something new, this week I took the same sweater from last week and created new mittens. The cowl neck of the sweater made the perfect pair of mittens. I could have done a little decorating with the yarn but I decided to keep these simple. All you need is an old sweater (the tighter the stitch the less unraveling when you cut), sharpie marker, scissors, yarn and a yarn needle. Optional: pins to keep the 2 layers together.

  1. Place the sweater on a table and optionally pin the sweater sides together to keep it in place when you trace. Trace your hands on the sweater with the sharpie. If you want a looser fit for the mittens then trace bigger then the hand.

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2. Cut out the mittens through both sides of the thickness

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3. Take the sides and put the 2 right sides together so the sem will be on the inside of the mitten when you turn it inside out. Take a long tail of yarn and sew around the mittens. At the thumb and curves, I double stitched for better re-enforcement when they are being used.

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4. Turn the mittens inside out. You can either decorate them with a yarn bow or other things or put them on and use your new mittens!

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4 thoughts on “Turning an Old Sweater into New Mittens

  1. I absolutely love this idea. I have so many old sweaters at home that would make adorable mittens! thanks for sharing!

  2. Such a great idea!! I love giving old stuff a new life ♥

  3. This is awesome! I will have to give this a try. The sweater you used is perfect material for mittens.

  4. This is a great idea! I love repurposing old stuff instead of throwing it away!

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