2.02.2013

Recycled Sweater Mittens




While doing my January clean out I discovered this cashmere sweater I had saved to use for felting or mittens. I decided to try the recycled sweater mitten pattern I had.  You can find several free patterns for recycled sweater mittens on the internet.  I washed the sweater in hot water and put it in the dryer to shrink it up.

From the sweater I cut out the mitten pieces and the cuffs which will be used for the cuff portion of the mitten.  The pattern suggests I used fleece for the lining but I chose to use a cotton flannel.

On the cuff I needled punched a wool flower and added a button that was attached to the sweater.


  One less project off my to do list and just in time, the past few days Minnesota has been unbearably cold.

15 comments:

  1. It has been so cold here as well! Those are fantastic..very cool and creative lady!

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  2. I love that idea but I never seem to do it right!! They are always too bulky!

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  3. These are adorable! I made some mittens from a sweater not to long ago. Mine turned out funny looking but I really just did it to experiment. It never gets cold enought where I live to really enjoy a pair of nice warm mittens. We hardly get out of the 40's here in NC. Come visit me sometime at www.lifeawayfromtheoffcechair.blogspot.com. Im also a new follower!

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  4. I'd love to make some of these. Just need a decent sweater. :) Love to have you link to What to do Weekends Party. Hope to see you. Linda

    http://www.craftsalamode.com/2013/01/sweet-and-wonderful-friends-its-time.html

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  5. How cute are those! I found you on the Clever Chicks Hop and I would love to have you join the fun on my Creative HomeAcre Hop!
    http://www.theselfsufficienthomeacre.com/2013/02/the-creative-homeacre-hop.html

    Hope to see you there!

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  6. Cute mittens!!! Thanks for sharing @ Submarine Sunday!

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  7. Thanks for sharing at What to Do Weekends!! LOVE THE MITTENS!! Love that you made them, too. Linda

    Psst...come back Thursday...

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  8. Cute! Visiting from the chicken chicks linky! :)

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  9. What DARLING mittens! I love up-cycling things. Thank you for hopping on board The Great Blog Train! -Marci, Helen and Angie

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  10. I love them. You did a great job. Upcycled mittens have been on my to-do list. I never thought of flannel; less bulk, still soft. Great idea.

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  11. How smart and they are so cute. Glad you shared!
    Hugs,
    Marcie
    I Gotta Try That

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  12. These are super cute! :)

    Thank you for linking up to The Great Blog Train! We loved having you! And you helped us have a successful third run down the tracks!

    Helen@blueeyedbeautyblogg.blogspot.com
    Angie@godsgrowinggarden.com
    Marci@stonecottageadventures.com

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  13. Oh! and following you via GFC & Pinterest!! :)

    Helen
    Blue Eyed Beauty Blog

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