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My name is Caroline and I want to inspire you to sew by showing you something beautiful every day. My website is www.sewcanshe.com.

I have four children and a room full of fabric. Sewing has been ...

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Mittens for Little Elves {upcycle!}

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(9) Name: 'Sewing : Mittens for Little Elves {upcycle!}
Mittens for Little Elves {upcycle!} Mittens for Little Elves
Mittens for Little Elves {upcycle!} Start with a sweater
Mittens for Little Elves {upcycle!} Make Mittens!

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Sewing

Pattern Description:

Three little elves have lost their mittens and can't go out and play!

This is an upcycling pattern! If you would rather sew than knit (like me) and you've noticed that high quality wool sweater knit fabric is hard to come by - then just take a look in the back of your kids closets or on the racks of your favorite thrift store until you find a nice wool or wool blend sweater.

You'll probably be able to make 2 pairs of mittens from one sweater.

This download is for the pattern piece only. Please visit my blog post for step by step instructions with pictures.


Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Children's S/M/L and adult womens


  • Sewing Machine
  • Scissors
  • Thread
  • A sweater to upcycle

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