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How to Upcycle an Old Cardigan Sweater [Part 1- Mittens]

November 17, 2014

Over the next few days I’m going to show you how to upcycle an old sweater into 3 new projects. The first DIY is turning the sleeves into mittens. This is so easy and it only takes 10 minutes!
Old sweater
Mittens to trace
Sewing machine

[Place your mitten at the cuff of the sleeve (I left a few inches at the bottom so my new mittens would be longer) and cut around it. You will be cutting through both sides of the sleeve]
[Once the mitten is cut out, cut out another one on the other sleeve. You should have 4 pieces total]
[Turn the mitten inside out and stitch around the sides and hand]

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  • Reply
    BreAnna Paulson
    November 28, 2014 at 11:31 pm

    Your mittens look great and SO cute! I must do this with my next thrift store find. Thanks for the tutorial!

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    Sally-Jean White
    December 3, 2014 at 9:37 pm

    Love this! I think I may have done something like this a really long time ago but I definitely don't think I did it right haha! Great tutorial!

    xo Sally-Jean
    Hope you stop by! 🙂

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