DIY: Upcycled Sweater Mittens

Jan Howell, Designer, Seamstrist, Artist

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6 Videos (18m)
    • Introduction and Items Needed

    • Measuring Hands for Proper Fit

    • Choosing the Mitten Colors

    • Cutting Out

    • Sewing

    • Sewing On the Cuff


About This Class

Learn how to make the coziest pair of mittens ever, using upcycled wool sweaters. These mittens were designed to hug your hands with warmth and comfort and are long enough for optimal wrist coverage.

This is a fun sewing project that sews up quickly and is easy enough for a beginner seamstress.

You will learn how to measure your hands to get the correct size. There are 7 different sizes in the downloadable PDF pattern, that is included with class enrollment.

You can download the pattern by clicking on the "your project" tab. To the right you will see "attached files" click on that to download instantly. Have fun sewing and let me know if you have any further questions.

Make up a pair for yourself and then some for your friends and family!

All you will need for this project is:

  • Sewing machine
  • Measuring tape
  • Scissors (paper and fabric)
  • Pins
  • Safety pins
  • Upcycled felted wool sweaters, polar fleece, or mix blend sweaters
  • Fleece or thin sweater for lining
  • Embroidery floss, buttons for optional embellishment

Keep your hands warm with style!

*Watching the "DIY:How To Felt Wool Sweaters Class" is encouraged before taking this class.

Feel free to send me a note if you have questions or concerns while sewing your mittens.

3 of 3 students recommendSee All

Loved her quick and easy format. Easy to understand.
Super streamlined and easy to follow. Thoroughly enjoyed the mitten class! Thank you for sharing. Jenny sewmanypetals on Etsy
I can't wait to acquire some wool sweaters so I can try this. I am enrolled in your first class but haven't watched it yet. I may be just a little backwards, but that's alright. :) With winter on its way, making some warm mittens is on my to-do list. Great explanations and thank you for making it look so easy.
Diane Ziomek

Writer/Fiber Artist NotJustAlpaca on Etsy





Jan Howell

Designer, Seamstrist, Artist

Jan is an artist, designer and seamstress who loves creating things with upcycled materials.

Her work is unique, authentic and a little on the whimsy side, as she combines different colors and textures that feel good to the eye and to the touch.

Jan's hope is to design patterns and projects that give others the opportunity to create items that are useful, brings them joy and to do it in a simple way.

Her patterns are available in her Fibers & Twigs Etsy shop and Craftsy.<...

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