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Recycled Mittens

Jenny will be teaching a class on how to make these mittens at the Ogden Nature Center. To find out more information about classes go to www.ogdennaturecenter.org.


Recycled Sweater Mitten Instructions

Shrink wool sweater (needs to be at least 60% wool) in washing machine using hot/cold cycle then dry on high heat.

Wool Mittens


• With right sides of fabric together, cut out 2 of each pattern piece from wool.
• With right sides together match thumbs from piece 1 and 2.
• Sew along thumb from notch to notch.
• Flip sewn piece right side out
• With right sides together, pin piece 3 to sewn pieces 1 and 2.
• Sew edges together leaving the bottom unsewn.
• Trim excess wool around edges as close to seam as possible.
•Turn mitten right side out.

Fleece Lining

• Cut out 2 of each pattern piece from fleece.
• With right sides together match thumbs from piece 1 and 2.
• Sew along thumb from notch to notch
• Pin piece 3 to sewn pieces 1 and 2.
• Sew edges together leaving the bottom unsewn.

- Turn lining right side out and pin sweater cuff to bottom of fleece mitten (get cuff from shrunken sweater, should be about 3 1/2 - 4 1/2 inches long) with right sides together and rough edges together.

- Sew completely around cuff.

- Trim off excess material

- Turn fleece inside out

- Put lining inside the mitten

- Turn cuff up and over the outer mitten.

- Sew on a button to the top of each mitten to secure cuff.




Click here for the mitten pattern.

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