One sweater…Three Different Projects
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.
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.
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)
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.
Put the right sides together. You should be looking at the wrong sides when you sew.
Sew all the way around both mittens (except the bottom edge). I used a cris-cross stitch to make it sturdier.
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!