Mary Carney from 7th Bone Tailoring will walk you through this fast and easy way to make custom mittens from your favorite old sweaters. You can substitute a sweater for any knit fabric or garment with generous stretch and soft hand feel. Mary uses a scrap of wool to line her mittens adding true warmth. This is a great way to up-cycle any knits in your closet that may be damaged beyond repair.
Materials to create lined DIY Mittens
- Old sweater or knit shirt
- Wool or fleece fabric for lining (1/4 yard)
- BERNINA Knit or universal needles
- Mettler polyester thread
- BERNINA sewing machine, we sew on a BERNINA 350 PE
This video is for beginning sewists and up looking to gain some speed. This quick project can be made in ten minutes or less! Please leave comments for which types of sweaters work best!