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!
Step 1: Materials Needed
Mitten pattern (will be provided) - it is comprised of three difference pieces
Sewing machine (not shown)
Buttons (2) (not shown)
Step 2: Laying Out Pattern Pieces
For the cuff - cut off the bottom of the ribbed sleeve plus 3/4" of the sweater.
Step 3: Assemble and Sew
With right sides together, pin wool top back (pattern piece #3) and bottom back (pattern #2) together. Stitch together with a 3/8" seam allowance - see how the mitten was pinned in the picture. Pin to top front (pattern piece #1) - stitch all around the mitten leaving lower edge open. When stitching around - it will be necessary to stop stitching at thumb stitching (be sure to backstitch) and continue stitching to lower edge. See third picture.
Pin and sew the fleece pieces as described above - but with a 1/4" seam allowance.
Turn wool mittens inside out, taking care to ensure seams are nicely turned inside out.
Do not turn fleece mittens inside out.
Step 4: Inserting Cuff to Fleece Lining and then to Wool Mitten / Completing
Insert fleece mitten into wool mitten.
Turn cuff to outside over the wool mitten. Sew a button in the middle of the cuff through the cuff, wool mitten, and fleece mitten. (Optional: whipstitch cuff to wool mitten - hiding stitching.)