30 Days of HoliDIY: New Kids' Mittens From Old Sweaters

Give new life to an old holiday sweater with these crazy-cute DIY mittens from Hi Sugarplum.

 

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It’s always hard to let go of favorite pieces of clothing that remind me of when my daughter was smaller. Now, instead of tossing them, we can recycle into cute new mittens!

What you'll need:

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Knit sweater with banded hem
Marker or chalk
Scissors
Embroidery thread and needle or sewing machine

Step 1:

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Use a knit sweater your child has outgrown, or find one at a thrift store. Make sure it’s a warm knit and has a thick hem.

Place your child’s hand on the sweater, with thumb outstretched.

Step 2:

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Draw a template around the hand, leaving ¼-inch seam allowance.

Step 3:

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Cut out the mitten shape. Use the shape as a template for remaining 3 pieces. Make sure to flip the shape on two of them so they mirror each other.

Align two pieces together, with the right-sides facing in, and pin in place.

Step 4:

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Sew around the edges, leaving the bottom near the hem open.

Step 5:

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Turn mittens right-side out and head outside for some winter fun!

You're done!

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 Sweater Mittens

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Cassie Freeman is the blogger behind Hi Sugarplum! where she embraces travel, DIY, and home inspiration. Follow Cassie on Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram

 

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