Striped sweater goes glove

Recycling felted wool, yes please. From the same felted sweater that I made my mom’s mittens I cut out a new pair of finger gloves for myself.

Home made mittens close up

I brought them home with me un-sewed, but now I have hand sewn the parts together. They are a bit funny looking, but they fit me!

Felted fabric mittens

I love sewing in felt. I wish I’d fall into a whole bag of cheap wool sweaters in great colours like these! Pink and green stripes, could it be any better?

I like the result, even though they are a wee bit to tiny here and there. I think they will stretch some if I start to use them. And I will. Now.

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14 Responses to Striped sweater goes glove

  1. Anna says:

    Great idea, these look amazing! I’ve got a few sweaters in the lurch, waiting to become new items. It never occurred to me to consider gloves–brilliant!

  2. Lina says:

    Underbara! (som allt du g?r) ?r de s?d?r stela av sig sj?lva? Ser lite ut som fantasifulla skulpturer p? bilden…

  3. Regina says:

    can you explain how you cut these out!? Jag har fler barn trojor jag kan anvander…

  4. amy says:

    very cool, and you are right, the color combo is perfection!

  5. Max says:

    Wow these are great! I keep searching when I’m thrifting for the perfect jumper to felt and I haven’t found one yet. I will have to just go for it soon with any old jumper. I would never think of making gloves, such a good idea!

  6. Debbie says:

    Hello! I found your site while I was looking for images of vintage roses. I absolutely love your site! It’s very inspiring :)

  7. miriam says:

    ok, I felted a sweater that has been sitting on a shelf in my closet for years. Now I just need to work up the nerve to put the scissors to it.
    I’ll post pictures tomorrow.

    I am thinking that I can do the mittens from the sleeves, and maybe a hat or pillow for the lower edge. I don’t want to waste any of it.

  8. carla says:

    Hi Hanna – Thanks for stopping by my blog. I know I’ve been to your blog in the past, but it seems like a long time ago! I was just looking around at all your fun stuff, especially the collage and the art journals. I read your bit about making a stamp – I just went out yesterday and got a carving tool and some blocks to make stamps. I love stamping and then working an illustration around the stamp. I’m going to try it out later this week. These gloves look wonderfully warm:>

  9. kate says:

    This is such a clever idea! I am kicking myself, I just tossed some old Benneton wool sweaters that I’ve been holding since we moved to warmer climate (ten years ago – it’s time to get over it!). It hardly ever gets cold enough here to wear wool, but they would have made beautiful mittens.

    Thank you for the visit and the tip. I am off to try it now. Kathy

  10. LJ says:

    Glad you liked my latest watercolours… thanks for stopping by. See you, Louise

  11. elisa says:

    Such a lovely gloves, so funny, and darling, perfect ribbing edge!!

  12. megan says:

    These are so cool, what a great sweater to work with! I love the cuffs and the way the pink stripe extends to the thumb!

  13. Emy says:

    The gloves are so cool!

  14. tracy says:

    oh my gosh, this is soooo cool. What else have you made with wool sweaters? I want to do that!!


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