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!
Step 1: Materials Needed
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
Sewing machine (not shown)
Buttons (2) (not shown)