Thursday, January 27, 2011

Upcycled Mittens

Anyone tired of my upcycled sweater yet? This is the third and final project I made out of this little $4 sweater. Can you guess what it is? (If you didn't already read the title.) It's mittens!
Here's what I had left of this sweater. First, I made pillow covers and then I made the sweet little flower pom barrette. I had the entire sleeve left and I HAD to do something with it.

I did a super simple pattern: I traced around my hand. I cut it on the seam so I only had to sew up one side. I did the same with some leftover fleece I had. Here you can see the inside.
What mittens wouldn't be complete without a couple of fabric rosettes?

I am very happy with how they turned out. The sweater is not felted so they won't hold up to our Wisconsin snow but they'll make great driving mittens.

Note: Since making these little guys I been informed of a video tutorial to make super cute felted mittens. I will be trying that next! Here it is, if you'd like to give it a shot. There's even a hand drawn mitten pattern.


  1. These would be so cute to just wear to a hockey game or something. Adorable! {...and yes, your comment on the yarn flower totally makes up for you not likin' the twine buttons. LOL!!!}

  2. Super cute! I love sweater refashions!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!

  3. Love all three of your recycled sweater projects!

  4. Found you through the Sunday Showcase party. These are adorable. I have been recycling sweaters all winter & these are a great way to use up some scraps! Love them!

  5. found you on allie's hop .)

    Feel free to stop by and link up to my Make & Share 1st edition today and come back every friday thru saturday!

    ~ Christy

  6. When I go to the link where it says to "click here for pattern", it won't let me. Anybody else have that problem?