Friday, October 24, 2008

Mittens







My sister mentioned that she was going to make some mittens out of old sweaters. I decided that I wanted to try too! I found a cute old sweater in the back of my closet that I never wore because it itched too bad---I hate wool!---I felted it in the washing machine, cut out a mitten shape for my youngest daughter and voila---mittens were born! I added some felted flowers to make them more girly! The toughest part was definitely the sewing---I DO NOT sew--I don't own a sewing machine, so I did these by hand--it was a long process-my sister mentioned how cute they would look with yarn blanket stitched around the outside---hmmm-that might be easier! I think I'll get some more old wool sweaters from the thrift store and try that method! Thanks for stopping by-Tracy

2 comments:

Lee Anne said...

How cute...and what a fantastic idea. I'm knitting some, but these would be way easier...if I hadn't given all my old sweaters away.

Anonymous said...

What a fantastic idea, Tracy! Love those felted flowers.....I can see the felted flowers as a card embellie, kwim?! TFS: Tinla