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How to make mittens from sweaters? Any ideas?
By Darlene Johnson from Wisconsin Rapids, WI
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.
Does anyone know how to make mittens (for decorations) from old sweaters? Thanks and Merry Christmas!
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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I would like information on using wool sweaters to make mittens.
Margo from Columbus
Check out backwoodshome.com for making mittens out of felted wool sweaters.
This project was on Martha Stewart Crafts recently. Go to marthastewart.com, 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)
There were also directions on threadbanger.com for mittens and matching hat in December. (01/16/2008)
By pam munro