12 Makes of Christmas! Upcycled Sweater Mittens


The sixth Make of Christmas is an oldie but a goodie! This video has more than 100,000 views on YouTube and is one of our most popular videos of all time.

Long before Quilt Addicts Anonymous became a full fledged business, I used to raid thrift stores for ugly sweaters, take them home and turn them into adorable mittens to sell at craft fairs. They were a big hit and everyone loved them.

When the blog started to grow into a business, I released the pattern and tutorial so you all could learn to make your own. I no longer have mitten kits available, but I am pretty sure you can find a good candidate in your own sweater drawer or at Goodwill.

It doesn’t matter if you use 100% wool, cotton or acrylic sweaters, this will work with all of them. The only requirement is that the sweater has long sleeves and that the wrist be tight. The cuff of the wrist becomes the cuff of the mitten, so a ribbed sleeve is best.

But that’s it. You just need fleece, an ugly sweater and the pattern, which you can get at the link below. Once you get the pattern, you can make the mittens for about $5 a pair, which is a really good price for holiday gifts.

And you can make one pair in about an hour, so you can get a lot made between now and the holidays. Happy Making!

Crafting time

About 1 hour

What you need:

– Upcycled Sweater Mittens pattern https://shop.quiltaddictsanonymous.com/product/upcycled-sweater-mitten-pattern/
– A sweater
– Fleece https://shop.quiltaddictsanonymous.com/product/white-fleece/

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