Transform a Wool Sweater into a Felted Vestcomments (5) February 22nd, 2013
Turn the sleeves into mitts
Don't toss the sleeves you cut off; they're perfect for a pair of toasty fingerless mitts.
1. Cut out the sleeve seam. First, try on the sleeve, and mark the length you want for your mitts. Shorten the sleeve there. Then, cut out the sleeve seam to open the side of the mitt as far as the
top of the cuff.
2. Open the thumb hole. Determine where you want the thumb hole, and cut open the cuff seam until the hole is large enough for your thumb. Hand-sew a few stitches at each end of the opening to prevent raveling.
3. Fit the mitt. Turn the sleeve inside-out, and put it on, inserting your thumb through the thumb hole. Pin the sleeve seam to fit your arm. Machine-sew the new seam, and trim away the excess fabric.
4. Blanket-stitch the edges. Hand-sew around the top edge of each mitt with contrast yarn, as described above.
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