Introducing my latest crafty love-
upcycling & refashioning sweaters!
I am dreaming of something BIG in my future with all of this- and one day, God willing-
it will be a reality. Until then, I'm having fun teaching myself a lot about clothing,
fabric, and putting it all together.
Last weekend, I found the most beautiful 80's Liz Claiborne sweater at the thrift mart for $6.00.
So far, I've been able to make three pairs of mittens out of it- Papa bear, Mama bear, and
Baby bear size!
I really wish I had some sweet red velvet ribbon to trim the bottom of them!
Super easy to make: Trace your hand on a piece of paper to make a mitten pattern. Don't forget to include your wristies, too. I usually add about an inch more around the pattern to allow for seam allowances, etc. It is especially nice to place the paper pattern on the sweater so the wrist rests on the elastic waistband part of your sweater for the benefit of a finished edge.
For Cub's pair, I zig-zagged the edges of the mitten wrist to prevent unraveling.
With wrong sides together, sew around the mitten using a zig-zag stitch.
When finished, turn inside-out and you have a lovely pair of
mittens for yourself or a loved one.
Enjoy the day, Everybody.
It is a winter wonderland here.
The snow is gorgeous
and we have a day off!!!