Make Mittens from Thrift Store Sweaters

Fabric scraps come in all kinds of shapes and sizes. When you’ve sourced scraps have you ever considered sweaters? With this mitten tutorial, you just might take a second look at those sweaters taking up space in the give away pile.

Mitten Sewing Tutorial from old sweaters

Let’s get a bit sentimental. If you just can’t let go of your grandfather’s old cardigan, re-purposing that sweater to mittens might just feel like he is holding your hand.

DIY Mittens from upcycled sweaters

We love a good upcycle project, and these thrift store sweater mittens take no time to sew. Consider batch sewing a few pair to give as neighbor gifts with some cocoa mix for chilly days ahead. The only supplies needed are sweaters and a sewing machine.

Since you are likely to encounter a variety of sweater knits in the thrift stores. Here are a few tips for sewing with sweater knit fabrics.