Welcome to Day 11 of my 12 Days of Christmas 2018
I am very excited about today’s craft idea as I have had this on my craft bucket list for a very long time. Mittens made by repurposing an old sweater. I found this very cute and colorful little girl’s sweater for $1.50 at a local thrift store. I washed it in hot water and dried it in the dryer. I was able to make two pair of adult mittens from this sweater.
First I cut off the sleeves as I wanted the cuffs on the sleeves to be the cuff on the mittens.
Then I used a pair of mittens I already own as a template and cut around the mittens to make my pattern.
If you are wondering about the colorful mitten in the picture above, my talented, beautiful daughter made those (without a pattern) many years ago, which goes to show, handmade mittens last a very long time and they don’t go out of style.
Once the mittens pattern was cut from both sleeves, I simply sewed up the openings – a sewing machine would make this go much faster but because I used the sleeves, I was able to keep the sewing to a minimum, which was a very good thing as I ended up hand stitching them. I think they turned out pretty darn cute. I plan on keeping this pair for myself.
Repurposing an old sweater into cute mittens, it’s A Wandaful Thing!
It’s been a great deal of fun preparing for this event, and I can’t wait to show you all the Wandaful Things I’ve been up to.
Here is a recap of the 12 Days of Christmas 2018 so far:
Day 1 – 12 Days of Christmas 2018
Day 2 – 12 Days of Christmas 2018
Day 3 – 12 Days of Christmas 2018
Day 4 – 12 Days of Christmas 2018
Day 5 – 12 Days of Christmas 2018
Day 6 – 12 Days of Christmas 2018
Day 7 – 12 Days of Christmas 2018
Day 8 – 12 Days of Christmas 2018
Day 9 – 12 Days of Christmas 2018
Day 10 – 12 Days of Christmas 2018
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