Friday, November 13, 2009

Woolen Mittens

These adorable mittens made from an old sweater are sure to make an extra special holiday gift, or something nice for you.


Felted sweater
Pattern paper/scissors/needle and thread/iron

How to Felt: Before starting these mittens you will need to felt your sweater. Simply wash and dry a sweater using hot water in your washing machine, and a hot dryer setting to dry. The soap, water and heat will cause the fibers to felt. Test your sweater for felting by snipping the edge.It should not fray. If it does, wash and dry again.

Mitten How To:

Place your hand on the pattern paper and trace around.

Add 1/2 inch seam allowance around pattern. Cut out your mitten shapes from the paper. Place your pattern on the sweater, with the wrist at the bottom edge of the sweater.

Stitch edge with 1/4 inch seam allowance

Turn mittens right side out and steam with an iron to finish

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