Saturday, October 23, 2010

Easy DIY Item

Fingerless mittens have always been a favorite of mine so when I came across these easy DIY directions, I knew I had to share! These fingerless mittens are made from an old sweater. I don't know about you, but I have a bunch of old sweaters that I'd love to make into these great mittens!! Just think, a homemade Christmas gift idea ;-) All you need is: Old Sweater, Scissors, Pins, Needle & Thread.


Directions:
1. From the hem of the sweater, cut (through both the front and back) a rectangle 12 inches high and 8 inches wide. Then cut along the side seam, so you have two pieces.

2. Fold each piece lengthwise with the insides facing out. Mark the thumbhole with pins. It should be 2 1/2 inches wide and 2 inches from the top.

3. Sew 1/2 inch from the edge, leaving the thumbhole open. Reinforce the thumbhole with a separate topstitch. Then sew a 1/2-inch hem at the bottom.

29 comments:

BelleinBows said...

So cute! Thanks for the idea.

Katie said...

What a great DIY!

Chrissy said...

Great idea!!!

Daisy said...

how amazingly creative! beautiful color too!

Collette Osuna said...

How cool!! Its so easy, maybe even I could do this, lol


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The girl of many sorts. said...

Hi
Great post!

Have a lovely day - SP

La Dolfina said...

I love them!!!
Goodwill here I come!
Please enter my contest/giveaway going on over at La Dolfina.
You are such a clever girl :)
xx

Lady Grey said...

Ooooh, I love this idea!

Julianna said...

Love this idea. I deliver mail and am always looking for ways to keep the hands warm, but leave the fingers free. Excellent idea!

ashlina {the decorista} said...

ok i love this. i need a pair of those immediately. xo

janettaylor said...

Gorgeous D.I.Y.!

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misslikey said...

cute DIY

Bee said...

Nice DIY!

Hannie said...

Good idea! I must try it :)
xoxo from Hannie

Alina A. said...

great idea. Have to try this.xx

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My Own Strange Little World said...

I love DIY's... thanks for sharing!!!

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Diana Mieczan said...

I have a few sweaters with those little glows...I really love them :)
Hugs and kisses,sweetie
Hope you are having a relaxing weekend

jenna @ alittlebleu said...

fingerless gloves are the BEST!

hiyaluv said...

awesome! i love this tutorial. so helpful:)
thanks,
gina

Bridget said...

nice! love them.

House On Beach Street said...

I love it. Perfect little gift for my daughter. Thanks!

Stefani said...

Love wearing fingerless gloves but I'm always buying them.I'll try this!

xx

Miss amanda said...

I am off to look for an old sweater now!

Priscila Peters said...

Great!! So cool.

...love Maegan said...

adorable and easy ...but what's easier is just cutting off the arms and using them ;) no sewing required.

Josie said...

Genius. Even I might be able to handle this!
xo Josie
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Alyssa said...

I'm a knitter, and I have to say that one of my favorite knits is fingerless mitts. But I'm seriously considering making some in a similar way to what you suggest. I'm thinking some socks though. . . Love yours!

Krystal said...

that is like...perfect.

Jen said...

Maegan and Alyssa - you guys are right!! How easy would these be to make with just the sleeve? Thanks girls!!

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