Monday, October 15, 2012

One sweater…Three Different Projects

Project #1

There's this sweater. It is light gray, so soft, and it has a cable knit design in it.  All the makings of a cozy winter piece in anyone’s wardrobe. But I don’t like it. Well, I don’t like it on me.  I don’t know…it just isn't cutting it. No pun intended.

Let's make a few Miner adjustments, if you will. Three Miner adjustments to be exact.

Project #1

Today, let's make some mittens.  And just to put it out there, I was so nervous to cut this sweater. But it went well. Thank goodness...I very much dislike wasting anything.

{Step 1}
Make a pattern with newspaper or tissue paper. Trace your hand with a little extra all the way around for the seam allowance. Cut out the pattern (I actually cut outside the line, just to give it a little more space and I am glad that I did)

{Step 2}
Pin the pattern on the sweater right along the bottom edge.

{Step 3}
Be brave and cut out the mitten.  I cut the top and bottom piece together at the same time.  The pattern was pinned to both sides to hold it all together.

{Step 4}
Move the pattern over and repeat steps 1-3 for the other mitten.

{Step 5}
Put the right sides together.  You should be looking at the wrong sides when you sew.

{Step 6}
Sew all the way around both mittens (except the bottom edge). I used a cris-cross stitch to make it sturdier.

{Step 7}
Cut the extra threads off and turn inside out!

Voila....mittens! Even if they only last me a year, I will get a lot of use out of them!

Stay tuned for the next project in this 3 part series!

Happy Cozy Mitten Days!


Project #2 can be found here.

Project #3 can be found here.


  1. Hey Trina,
    I love the mittens from a sweater! I have done this a beanie and a skirt! And with the left overs I made a mini camera case! I can't wait to see what you come up with!

    1. Thanks! But I am thinking that maybe your ideas are a little more creative than mine.

  2. Hi Trina, I've been meaning to try these!!! Thanks for sharing. Liked you on face book. Follow me too via google and Like me on my facebook box at Cheers!


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