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Fleece-Lined Upcycled Woolicious Mittens

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These wonderfully warm, wonderfully comfy woolicious mittens are made from felted wool sweaters.   

These are some of the reasons I love working with wool:

Wool is not only reusable but also biodegradable.

Sheep wool has an incredible natural UV protection built right in. The same cannot be said for manmade fabrics.

Wool is composed of the same protein that makes up the outer protective layer of your skin. 

Wool is naturally mildew and mold resistant because it is a natural moisture repellent.  Wool has natural fire resistance, water repellant, and climate control.

Upcycle your treasured wool sweaters - send them through the washer and dryer and transform them into a soft, dense material that can be repurposed without unraveling!

 
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Step 1: Materials Needed

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Deconstructed felted wool sweaters (I used three different sweaters.  If you choose, you can use one or two sweaters - depending on how it is made;  no rules here - be adventurous.)  

Mitten pattern (will be provided) - it is comprised of three difference pieces

Fleece

Sewing machine (not shown)

Scissors

Buttons (2) (not shown)

Tape measure

Pins

Thread

Step 2: Laying Out Pattern Pieces

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When laying out pattern pieces on fleece, ensure the give / stretchiness of the fleece is with the width of mitten.  For example, for pattern piece #1,  the width is the direction of the arrow for the 4 3/4" measurement.  It doesn't matter which way you lay the pattern pieces on the wool - whatever appeals to you.

For the cuff - cut off the bottom of the ribbed sleeve plus 3/4" of the sweater.  
make324 months ago

Those do look woolicious! Thanks for sharing! I am definitely going to try this! I'll let you know how it goes!

Heroandnell7 months ago
I am having trouble with pattern piece 3. How wide and tall is it?
the length of the thumb from the crotch to tip is 2 3/4 and the fingers to the tip is 4 1/2 hope this helps
Cheriamour7 months ago
Trying this today! Thank you for the wonderful instructions! I'll be sure to post a pic! Wish me luck. Haha
I also printed a free template online , but the instructions were not as clear.
BigSkyCntry (author)  Cheriamour7 months ago
Good luck! Be sure to send me a picture; don't hesitate to be in touch if you have questions.
swhirley7 months ago
how can I get the pattern?
BigSkyCntry (author)  swhirley7 months ago
You can make it - I provided the measurements. Good luck!
really nice! thanks!
kcli1 year ago
Cool...I've been looking for a pattern with real thumbs (not just an offshoot from the side) to make from sweaters. Thanks for sharing and great instructions!
Your welcome! Let me know how they turn out.

Take care.
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