Do sweater mittens have to be wool?
For your warmest mittens, it should be at least 60% wool, but it works with many other sweaters as well. Use your pattern to cut 2 of each piece from the sweater and 2 of each piece from some fleece for the lining. Make sure you are cutting opposite pieces so you will have a right hand and a left hand.
How do you make gloves out of old sweaters?
Basic steps for making fingerless gloves from an old sweater:
- Cut sleeves off the sweater.
- Turn a sleeve inside out, fold over 1″ of the cut edge, pin and sew.
- Hem the edge.
- Place hand inside the sleeve and pin fabric between thumb and index finger. Sew the thumbhole.
- Repeat steps to make the second glove.
How do you shrink a wool sweater mitten?
Toss the sweater into the washing machine and wash using HOT water. Dry on the HOT setting to shrink the wool sweater. It won’t fit you anymore but the material will be felted enough to make a pair of thick mittens.
How do you boil wool mittens?
Put the sweater in a large pot filled about three quarters of the way full of water. Bring it to a boil and let it boil for about 5 -10 minutes. Boiling the wool shrinks it and makes the knit of the sweater dense. This provides a much warmer material to make the mittens.
How can I reuse an old sweater?
15 Ways to Repurpose Old Sweaters
- Make a Pair of Mittens.
- Make a Snug Knitted Hat or a Slouchy Beanie.
- Make a Fuzzy Pillowcase.
- Keep Your Mug Warm With a Cozy.
- Make Some Fingerless Gloves.
- Make Some Boot Toppers.
- Make a Pocket Scarf.
- Make a Bum Warmer.
How do you make cut off gloves?
- Find a pair of gloves.
- Lay down one glove on a flat, clean surface like a table top.
- Measure across the fingers using a ruler.
- Repeat Steps 2 and 3 with the other glove.
- Get some sharp fabric scissors.
- Carefully cut off the top of the fingers of the gloves following the line you’ve marked.