Thursday, December 11, 2014

Handmade Mittens from Old Sweaters

My co-worker Connie gave me this idea about making mittens from old wool sweaters. She has been so sweet and has found me many sweaters at resale shops with unique designs. First, the sweater is washed in the hottest temperature and put into the dryer. The sweaters are supposed to shrink so they become felted. They don't become unraveled and they are warmer too. Each mitten is lined with fleece. There are actually 8 parts to this mitten that need to be sewn.  As soon as I get enough made, I will be selling them for $20 per pair. They are wool and fleece lined. My husband says they are very warm as he has already worn his outdoors for a long period of time.#kristensmittens

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