Thursday, January 17, 2013

Easy DIY Valentine Mittens

So, we got a little something today that we don't often see here in Tennessee...snow!

And I was totally prepared for it with bread, milk, and these really cute Valentine mittens I just made from one of my old sweaters.

I saw Martha make mittens this way years ago, and the added hearts were inspired by some I saw somewhere on Pinterest.  Wanna make some, too?  Here's how:

Make a pattern by drawing around the shape of your hand.  Be sure to allow about a half inch border all around for seam allowance.

Next, cut the mitten pieces, placing the pattern at the bottom edge of the sweater so your mittens will have a finished edge at the opening.

With right sides together, sew a half-inch seam around each mitten, then turn right side out.

To add the hearts, cut a half-heart pattern to the size you want.  Then adhere an iron-on adhesive, such as Heat 'N Bond, to some felt, and cut two parts of the heart from the felt.

Then, just peel the backing from the adhesive and iron it onto the mittens.

Make some for yourself and for someone you love!  

 And for another great sewing project using an old sweater, check out this how-to for a cute coffee cozy!


  1. these are really cute, and so easy I might even be able to complete it! thanks for sharing these cute ideas.

  2. Oh my! These mittens are so super adorable! I love them so much! So great for every age....
    The pictures are cute too...
    How fun...

    hugs x

  3. So sweet! These would make a perfect Valentine gift for a child or teen!

  4. don't remember if i've told you how much i enjoy your blog....always look so forward to each post.....i am also in TN, east tn actually and loving the beautiful snow.....curious....what part of the state are you?

  5. CUTE! I actually have a bunch of sweaters that need a new life, and three little sets of hands that need some warming up. :)

    I'd love it if you would share this over at Parlo and LOGI for F-it Friday!

  6. These are adorable and don't look that hard to make! I have a new Pinterest Power party and would love to have you share them if you have a chance!


  7. I love a great upcycle which is why I started Thrifty to Nifty Thursdays at A Jennuine Life. I'd love it if you came by and linked this great project at


  8. Those are too darling!!! Perfect for my favorite sweater that I accidentally shrunk last week :/


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