DIY DIY: Sweater Mittens

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When will the snow end? I’m sure I’m not the only one who is absolutely over it at this point. But, I am a firm believer that the added bulk in layers doesn’t mean we have to compromise our fashion sense. Want a cute way to stay warm that doubles as a quick way to repurpose those old sweaters? Check out my How-To below.

SUPPLIES: An old sweater or some sweater knit material, scissors, marker, and ideally a sewing machine if you don’t want to hand stitch like I did. 

1. Take your retired sweater or rectangle of sweater material with the finished ribbed edge at the bottom, and lay it flat on the table in front of you, right side facing up. Next, take the two outer edges and fold them inward until they meet at the center (Note: the wrong side will be facing you).
2. Place one of your hands down on the fabric with your thumb open an extended, and loosely trace your hand (Note: you’ll want about half an inch room around your hand).
3. Here I hand stitched around the black outline of the hand I created. But, for added security for gloves that will last, I suggest quickly running them on your sewing machine.
4. Last but not least….leave about 1/4 inch room around the perimeter of your hand, cut out this figure, and then turn your gloves right side out. You’re all set!


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  2. Sarah

    February 20, 2014 at

    Love the idea! Can’t wait to dig through my “donate” pile for sweaters. Question: I have a machine that is well-loved and jams often. Any sewing tips for the sweater doesn’t jam the machine?



    • frugal-nomics

      February 20, 2014 at

      I may put it a bag for delicates or hand wash it

  3. Tiffany Ima

    February 11, 2014 at

    Well aren’t these just adorable! I’ve been meaning ot do this too!

    Tiffany Ima
    Style Honestly

    • frugal-nomics

      February 20, 2014 at

      Thanks, StyleHonestly….I’d love to see a pic when you try them

  4. Erin

    February 11, 2014 at

    This is one of my favorites!!!

    • frugal-nomics

      February 20, 2014 at

      Glad you like Erin

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