handmade felted mittens

last weekend i got a little sewing project going - at last! i had been itching to sew for such a long time, and i took advantage of both the hubby and the little man taking a nap! i used fabric from a felted lambs wool sweater from a thrift store. as you can see below, it used to be a hip huggie. i still think a hip huggie is a fabulous idea, but the truth is, i hardly ever wore it. so i decided to make something else with the felted wool.

the best thing to do if you want to sew mittens is to trace fitting mittens or use your hands with plenty of seam allowance. make sure you cut them out with the thumbs facing each other, so that you'll have the right side on both sides.

i  zig-zaged the pieces together quite tightly, because even if they may not keep out rain and snow, they should at least keep the wind out. the trouble is i am now wearing them inside out, because they looked all wonky when i turned them right side out, so i left them as they are. 

if i didn't mention it, could you tell that they weren't meant to look like this from the start? 

i made some fleece liners out of leftover cotton fleece pieces as well to wear inside, just a bit smaller than the actual mittens. now my hands will be really really warm. too bad the forecast says nothing of snow in the next weeks.

but winter is still long, so i'm hoping for my chance of mitten-y snow action!


Nadya said...

Love those mittens- so cute!:)

Tracey ~ Clover said...

How cute!
I wish winter was long here!

Jamie @ DIY Home Sweet Home said...

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simona said...

what a great up-cycling project! when i went through my clothes the other day to see if i can get rid of some excess i kept a knit sweater to make something with it. maybe i can make something wintery like these mittens!

Laura Emily said...

oh I wish I could be as resourceful as you!
They look adorable and stylish. Wishing you some snow to give them some action!

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