Thursday, December 15, 2016

Save the Shrunken Sweater; Make Mittens!

Hello Refashion Co-op. Have you ever accidentally put a wool sweater in the washer and dryer when it needed to be dry cleaned? Ugh, me too. 

Here is the sweater in question. It is a nice heavy wool/silk blend. I decided to make some mittens. The waist band made nice wristbands of the new mittens. I traced my hand and used my machine to stitch the two sides of the mittens together.

I was able to make two pairs of mittens and used the leftover material to make a headband/ear warmer. 

For more details and pictures go to I Can Work With That.


RePurposeFul said...

This is right up my alley. .. I have done this many times. ..I also line them with fleece for extra warmth. Great idea.

Susan Evans said...

you can make nifty slippers from an old knit sweater too.

Chickie Walsh said...

@Susan Evans, Slippers sound really good right now, it is so cold.

jennifer elliott said...

Awesome save! I love warm mittens!

Jennifer EOD