You know you have them.
.Â Those sweaters, lurking in the back of the closet that you just can not bring yourself to part with.Â The ones that have shrunk (one way or another), or whose style is simply out of fashion (but you love the color of), or are just simply too ragged for everyday wear, but you simply can not pass on to the thrift store.
I have a couple of those. One was from my younger days, and given in love by a friend. Now pink has never gone very well with red hair, but that has never stopped me from loving that color. And I wore that sweater until I ran it ragged. I am sure you have something similar hanging in your closet.
What if I told you there was a new life for that sweater?
What if I shared with you a simple way to turn that lovely sweater into a pair of warm, soft mittens?
Yep. Or how about even turning it into a Â pair of mittens and matching hat?
We did it. You can do it to.
Just follow the pictures and before you know it, that beloved sweater is going to become your next favorite pair of mittens!
Welcome to our first installment of
Here we go!
*Take your sweater, and lay it flat on a flat stable surface.
*Lay your hand on the sweater and, using the bottom hem of the sweater, or the cuff of the sleeve, to create a finished edge, trace a nice comfortable mitten shape around your hand. Use a sewing pin and carefully pin the mitten shape right in the middle so that it will not shift when you are cutting it out.