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Sweater Mittens

After years of wear, a sweater is usually retired to an attic box or the back of a drawer. But you can give an old sweater new life by using the material to fashion a charming pair of mittens.
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Comments (10)

  • Autsom 29 Dec, 2009

    Yes, I made these and my daughter loved them. Thank you, Martha for sharing!!

  • inkmeinpink 15 Dec, 2009

    I made these mittens for my family for Christmas because I have no money. I took the sleeves of the sweaters and made them into matching sweater socks! I tied the mittens and socks together with leather chord strung with a few bells and voila! free Christmas gifts for my family. I've made 3 sets so far.

  • intocraftsandart 29 Nov, 2009

    I tried making these but they didn't come out as good as Martha's. I broke down and ordered some online at http://www.enjoymittens.com. I really love them! Good luck to you who are as crafty as Martha!

  • shimmysister 14 Nov, 2009

    I made a pair of mittens from a thirft sweater that I wanted to try felting. I am hooked! I can see some great handmade gifts coming up soon!

  • LindsK 30 Dec, 2008

    I made these from a striped wool thrift store sweater and they turned out adorable! They were a gift for my mom and she loves them.

  • LindsK 30 Dec, 2008

    I made these from a striped wool thrift store sweater and they turned out adorable! They were a gift for my mom and she loves them.

  • jchatch 12 Mar, 2008

    I made these and they are SO adorable. I used an old angora sweater that was accitently washed, so it shrunk and had no purpose, except to make wonderful mittens! It was so easy to work with and I sewed mine by hand! Very easy and very cute!

  • gerri711 2 Feb, 2008

    if u see a sweater u want at a thrift store and its to small or big well why not get it and make some mittens , i also made a matching scarf the kids love them i donated 10 sets to a food pantry adn now they give me sweaters they no longer want i pick through them and make some and donate the rest . gerri

  • MyHoneyBee 29 Nov, 2007

    Last Christmas I made some with a twist. My 5 year old granddaughter's hand became the pattern. I felted the sweaters in hot water first. Afterwards, I embellished the red mittens with white sheep's wool needle-felted cuffs

  • sandihilton 29 Nov, 2007

    Oh, how wonderful! I'll do that to my old sweaters at the end of this winter instead of giving them to the Salvation Army! Well, uh, ok, I'll do that to one of my sweaters this year and give the rest. guilt free!