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Making Mittens Out of Wool Sweaters

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Repurpose an old sweater in to some warm woolen mittens. This is a guide about making mittens out of wool sweaters.


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September 27, 2009

How to make mittens from sweaters? Any ideas?

By Darlene Johnson from Wisconsin Rapids, WI


September 30, 20090 found this helpful
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The way I made them many years ago for my kids was to lay their hand on the waistband of an old sweater. In fact, I bought the sweaters in thrift shops to save money.


Place their wrist on the waist band, and use that as the cuff of the mitten. With chalk or marker, draw a line around the thumb and then the fingers, starting at the edge of the sweater where the wrist is positioned. Pin both thicknesses of the sweater together just inside the line. Then sew with the sewing machine using a fairly small stitch, on the line. After sewing, cut the mitten outside the stitching. Turn seam to inside if you like.
Harlean from Arkansas

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December 2, 2011

Does anyone know how to make mittens (for decorations) from old sweaters? Thanks and Merry Christmas!

By kathy


December 3, 20110 found this helpful

Where you go on internet to search, type: Patterns for Sweater Mittens. There are many, there is one where you can make a child's mittens from the sleeves using the cuffs of the arms. Good luck!

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December 7, 20110 found this helpful

Wow, I just read how to do this on another site, here's a link:


http://frugalli  ater_Mittens.htm

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September 27, 20090 found this helpful

I would like information on using wool sweaters to make mittens.

Margo from Columbus


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Check out for making mittens out of felted wool sweaters.

Patricia (01/15/2008)

By Patricia

Making Mittens Out of Wool Sweaters

This project was on Martha Stewart Crafts recently. Go to, click at the top of the page on Television and Video, then click on the left side Martha Stewart Crafts TV.


It is in Episode 101. I don't sew, but it looked quite simple. Good luck. (01/16/2008)


Making Mittens Out of Wool Sweaters

There were also directions on for mittens and matching hat in December. (01/16/2008)

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