Over at Craft Cravings, the cooler weather of Fall has been making Heather think about getting ready for winter. One of her winter readiness projects has been turning old sweaters into cozy mittens.
For this pair, Heather used a cute fleece sweater, but I can see how this tutorial would be perfect for cable knit or cashmere sweaters, too. She created a simple mitten pattern by tracing her own hand. She lined up the mitten pattern so that the top of the mitten (the opening for the hand) would line up with the hem of the sweater, saving her a sewing step! After cutting out both sides of the mitten, Heather matched them together and sewed a simple seam. Easy peasy! I love the possibilities with this project.
Learn more about this sweater upcycle at Craft Cravings.