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How to Make a Sweater Into Mittens (Free Pattern!)

Make a felted sweater into a pair of mittens. Tutorial includes printable pattern! | MakeAndDoCrew.com

Free tutorial to make mittens out of a felted sweater (with printable pattern!) Upcycle a thrifted sweater to make this DIY gift idea for Christmas or a winter birthday. | MakeAndDoCrew.com
Yesterday I told you all about my friend McCall’s snaptastic 365 photo project. I love it because every single day she delivers some new little inspiring tid bit of beauty. I’m amazed by the endless creativity she brings to the project.

McCall’s mad skillz don’t stop with photography though, she’s also one of the craftiest chics I know. Check out the post about her rad holiday decorations here. Today she’s going to show us how to make pretty much the coolest felted sweater mittens EVER out of, you guessed it, old wool sweaters.

(And if you can’t get enough sweater recycling like me, make some DIY sweater legwarmer/boot toppers next!)

Take it away, Caller!

Hello M&DC fans! I am flattered to be guest-blogging on this fabulous site (Jess- thanks for letting me “drop by”!) This felted sweater mitten project was inspired during a closet clean out session I was having one afternoon and, as I usually do while being productive, I found a distraction – “Hey check out this old 100% wool sweater I found down here that I have not worn in like 3 years! Let’s shrink it!” The red snowflake pattern screamed mittens to me, so away I went, leaving my closet spilling out all over the place. These mittens are a breeze to whip up and if you have a stash of old sweaters, they’re also basically free! Happy Mitting!

Felted Sweater Mittens Supplies

-felted sweater mitten pattern (Simply enter your email in the box at the bottom of this tutorial to gain instant access to this mitten pattern, plus all our other past and future freebies!)
-a 100% wool sweater
-a t-shirt (or similar soft fabric for lining)
-sewing machine (or your ambitious hands!)
-pins
-1-2 yards of wool yarn and a large darning needle

Instructions

1. Clean out your closet and find one or more old wool sweaters and an old T-shirt (or something soft to use as lining).

2. Felt old wool sweater(s) by putting each in a separate pillowcase and washing them in the washing machine on HOT. (Yes, exactly what you’re usually trying not to do.) Felting isn’t an exact science, so check them frequently. Get more details about how to felt sweaters here.

3. Cut 4.5 inches off both sweater sleeves for the cuffs. Set these aside for later.
Note: Your felted sleeves need to be about the same width as the mitten template, if your sleeves shrunk too much, you can use the bottom hem of the sweater by cutting a rectangle about 4.5 inches x 10 inches and sewing the short ends together to make a tube with a 10 inch circumference and 4.5 inch height.

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4. Print out the felted sweater mitten pattern and cut it on the outermost line. (Later you’ll trim to the inside line and use the resulting pattern for the inside of the mitts.)

5. Pin template pieces to felted sweater(s) and cut out each piece, cutting 2 of the mitten backs.

6. Starting with the two palm pieces for either the right or left mitten, line up the thumbs with the right sides together (wrong sides on the outside). Starting on straight edge, pin around the edge of the thumb and down the side.

7. In order to mark how far down the side to pin, it is helpful to match up the palm pieces with the top piece. Line up the base and the top curve of the mitten and pinch the outside edge of thumb together until all excess the height of the palm piece matches the height of the mitten back.

8. Sew from marked point, around the thumb to the other edge of mitten, with 1/4 inch seam allowance.

9. Match up palm piece with mitten back, right sides together.

10. Line up and pin the edges. (It can be helpful to pin the thumbs out of the way, too!) Sew the edges with 1/4 inch seam allowance.

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11. Repeat steps 6-10 for the opposite hand mitten. Turn mittens right-side out.

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11. Trim off the outer 1/2 inch of the paper templates you used for the outside, leaving just the lining portion.

12. Cut each template piece out of the lining fabric.13. Follow steps 6-10 with the lining fabric.

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14. Put the lining on your hand (still right-side in) and slide the outside of the mitten over the lining. Wiggle your thumb and fingers to adjust the lining and tack into place.

15. Trim the mitten liner so it’s the same length as the outer mitten.16. Take the 4.5 inch long tube from the sleeve and turn it inside out. Slide the raw end (the end that you cut) about an inch into the mitten, inside both the lining and the sweater layer.

17. With a piece of yarn and darning needle, starting at one of the side seams, sew through all three layers, leaving a tail of yarn where you started. Sew around the mitten base two times, securely fastening the cuff to the inside of the mitten.

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18. On the third time around, when you get to the inside of the wrist, flip the cuff up and around the outside of the mitten. Sew through all four layers in order to tack the cuff into place.

19. Continue to sew, only the inside three layers (not going all of the way through the outside cuff layer) until you get to the back of the wrist. Sew all of the way through all four layers, tacking the cuff in place and add a button or two if desired.

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20. Continue to sew only the inside three layers around back to the seam where you left a tail of yarn. Tie off the yarn and trim short. Tuck tails into the cuff.

21. Sip hot chocolate and enjoy the winter!

Make a felted sweater into a pair of mittens. Tutorial includes printable pattern! | MakeAndDoCrew.com

And if you’re into adorable kids’ winter-wear, you might also like these free patterns:
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Frosty the Snowman Hat
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198 Comments

  • Lauren
    January 26, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    Love it! I could see making oven mitts this way, too.

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    • daphne
      December 9, 2017 at 6:38 pm

      Thank you for the well written tutorial. I can’t wait to make some, I have lots of old wool sweater pieces left over from other projects. I’m able to print the pattern but unfortunately can’t print the tutorial. can you please email it to me? Thank you,

      Reply
      • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
        December 11, 2017 at 10:00 pm

        Hey Daphne,

        I’m sorry, I don’t have a printable tutorial at this time because I earn money from my free patterns by having people visit the site. (Through advertising.) Thanks for your support and understanding!

        Jess

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    • Cindy
      December 31, 2017 at 8:34 am

      love, love, love this mitten project…I can access the tutorial, but cannot print out the pattern, help!

      Reply
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  • Tamara
    November 11, 2012 at 12:48 am

    I made a pair of these for my 5-yr-old last night and they turned out fabulous! I just printed the pattern at 60%. The only adjustment was that the thumbs were too long, so I had to shorten them; and I also extended the wrists rather than making the cuff, so that she could keep her wrists warm between hands and coat sleeves. These were more work than I expected (you made it look so easy!), and my sewing machine did not like the thick fabric, but in the end, I sure have a beautiful pair of gloves now! Thank you so much for the amazing tutorial!

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    • Make and Do Girl
      November 19, 2012 at 10:55 am

      Tamera,
      That’s awesome! I love that you made some pint-sized mittens! She’s one lucky kid!

      Reply
  • Vicki Sheskey
    November 13, 2012 at 10:28 am

    I love these mittens. I have a pair I bought at a craft show. I would like to share with my quilt guild and have a class. Always looking for something new. Thanks so much!! Vicki

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    • Make and Do Girl
      November 19, 2012 at 10:54 am

      Hey Vicki,
      I originally got a pair as a gift and I love them! It’s especially fun to know you made them yourself though. They’re a great fun project that whips up pretty quickly. Stay warm!

      Reply
  • Kathy Rosenow
    November 14, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    I have tried printing your guest tutorial and the pattern for the felted wool mittens without success. Is it not possible to print them anymore? Thank you.

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    • Make and Do Girl
      November 19, 2012 at 10:49 am

      Hey Kathy, I’m so sorry you’re having trouble downloading the patten. Seems like it’s finicky with my Firefox, but it works in Safari. Maybe give it a try in another browser? I’ll also email it to you just in case. Good luck!

      Reply
  • Barb Mutter
    November 26, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    Great instructions, can’t wait to try them. Could I also get a copy of the instructions emailed. Thanks so much.

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    • Charlotte
      January 8, 2017 at 9:44 am

      I can’t print the tutorial either, can you e-mail it to me ?

      Reply
  • Diane Lindstrom
    December 11, 2012 at 4:13 am

    My girls are excited to sew these cute mittens! We are looking for ways to make this Christmas really special for our family and we are seeking ways to keep the true meaning of Christmas real and alive for others. These mittens will be great to make and give away!

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  • Anne Foley
    December 11, 2012 at 10:00 am

    I am interested in getting the pattern for the mittens. I had a copy and they destoryed in a flood.

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  • Carrie
    December 12, 2012 at 6:33 am

    I love this tutorial!! I’ve tried three others and this is the easiest! It is also more accurate! Thanks for a great pattern! lOTS more to make Christmas is only two weeks away! : )

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    • Make and Do Girl
      January 2, 2013 at 10:31 am

      Carrie,
      So glad you found the tutorial helpful! Good luck with your Christmas crafting.
      j

      Reply
  • Mollie123
    December 23, 2012 at 10:30 am

    :Hi, I love the patteren for the mittens. Made some and they turned out beautifull..
    I wonder how these will wash, being they have wool in them..Will they shrink
    anymore ?
    Thanks,

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    • Make and Do Girl
      January 2, 2013 at 10:27 am

      Hey Mollie,
      Glad you’re happy with your mitts! I’d love to see a picture.
      Hot water is what made the sweater shrink in the first place, so to be sure to avoid more skrinkage, just use cool water and wash them on delicate or by hand.
      j

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  • Brianne
    December 23, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    Hi! I was hoping to make these as a last minute Christmas gift. But, had a question…when printing the pattern…do I print it as it comes up or do I shrink the percent? I guess it just seems kind of big, but I don’t know.

    Thank you so much and happy holidays!

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    • Make and Do Girl
      January 2, 2013 at 10:26 am

      Brianne,
      Print it at 100% (as is) and you should be good to go. It does look pretty big, but once all the layers are sewn together the mittens will be less gigantic.
      Good luck!
      j

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  • Mollie123
    December 26, 2012 at 2:52 am

    I made these last night and they turned out beautiful.
    I was wondering if you would wash these again if they will shrink anymore..
    Your’re pattern is great.
    Thanks again,

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    • Make and Do Girl
      January 2, 2013 at 10:21 am

      Mollie,
      Awesome! So glad they turned out well for you. I’d love to see a picture! I think it’s completely safe to wash them as long as you don’t use super hot water. The hot water is what made the sweater shrink in the first place, so to be sure to avoid more skrinkage, just use cool water and wash them on delicate or by hand.
      Stay warm!
      j

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  • Diana Silva
    December 28, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    Beautiful, yummy looking sample pair on the instructional! I wish those were mine! Thank you for sharing. I will try to look up the pattern. I should probably know a lot more about how to maneuver around a computer. Seems I can’t even use the excuse that I am a gramma anymore…what with all the commercials about people older than myself jumping outta planes and beginning new careers and stuff!!! Ugh…

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    • Make and Do Girl
      January 2, 2013 at 10:18 am

      Ha! I’m not sure I’ll ever be one of those people jumping out of planes. Let me know if you have technical difficulties because I’d be happy to email you the pattern if you can’t download it.

      j

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  • raejean hansen
    December 30, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    Could I please get a copy of the instructions emailed too? Thank you!

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    • Make and Do Girl
      January 2, 2013 at 10:11 am

      Hey Raejean,

      I just sent it to you. Hope you enjoy!

      j

      Reply
  • Renee Pray
    December 31, 2012 at 9:20 am

    I have all the stuff cut out pinned and ready to go, BUT when I try to sew on my machine it keeps getting snagged up and won’t stitch. Do you need a certain thread or specific needle on the machine? I tried adjusting the tension as well, 6 times of unhooking the bound up thread on my machine and I decided to send you an email. Any suggestions, I’m not ready to give up yet. I even thought of hand stitching them, but a machine would hold better (I think).
    Thanks
    Renee

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    • Make and Do Girl
      January 2, 2013 at 10:17 am

      Argh! I hate adjusting thread tension! I’m sorry you’re having so much trouble getting the sweater mittens sewn. Unfortunately, I’m not sure exactly what would help. We didn’t use a specific needle or thread, although depending on what needle is currently in your machine, you may want to adjust to something a little more heavy duty since the mitten sandwich is pretty thick. One other thought–if your machine has the ability to put the feed dogs down (they’re the little grippy parts that feed the fabric through and they’re right below the presser foot), you might try that. It would mean that you’d have to feed the fabric through yourself, but it might help keep everything from getting bunched. If none of this works, I think a hand sewn pair of mittens would be extra special. Best of luck!

      j

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  • Mary Sue OBrien
    January 3, 2013 at 3:58 am

    I cannot find the actual pattern to download. It could be my computer. Can you email me a copy? Thank you so much. Love your site.

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    • Make and Do Girl
      January 13, 2013 at 11:37 am

      Mary,
      Try opening this page different internet browser (like Safari or Internet Explorer). Adobe’s Firefox plug-in is buggy so the PDF unfortunately isn’t viewable in Firefox. I’ll also email you the pattern.
      Happy crafting!
      j

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  • Mary Sue OBrien
    January 4, 2013 at 5:55 am

    I cannot find the pattern to download it. Any suggestions. Thanks.

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    • Make and Do Girl
      January 13, 2013 at 11:37 am

      Mary Sue,
      Try opening this page different internet browser (like Safari or Internet Explorer). Adobe’s Firefox plug-in is buggy so the PDF unfortunately isn’t viewable in Firefox.
      Happy crafting!
      j

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  • Kay campbell
    January 6, 2013 at 9:01 am

    just printed out the paper pattern and all ready to cut material. Im making a fleece pair, bought a couple fleece vests that I think will work great,,, however i did notice that the palm top and bottom dont fit evenly, the palm top got an angled line from the side to the thumb and the other piece is more straight,,, are they suppose to lie together straight when you are placing th e pieces to sew or do you have to angle and sew and fit them as you sew,,,

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  • cate
    January 10, 2013 at 10:21 am

    Love the pattern & your eye for design. Please email the pattern. Thank you. Renee Pray, when I have that problem, it usually indicates ‘time for new needle’. Try that.
    cate

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    • Make and Do Girl
      January 13, 2013 at 11:46 am

      Thanks Cate! Just sent it your way.
      Happy crafting!
      j

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  • sherlynn doyle
    January 15, 2013 at 6:46 pm

    i have been looking for the mitten pattern seen my sister had a pair in 1999 and we have never found it would you be willing to send the pattern to me thank you

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    • Make and Do Girl
      January 16, 2013 at 8:25 pm

      Done and done.
      Happy crafting!
      j

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  • Anne
    January 16, 2013 at 10:04 am

    Best tutorial on the web for making felted mittens.
    Been making these since receiving a free pattern from Hancock Fabrics years ago called “Twice as Warm Mittens and using polar fleece.
    Wasn’t until a year ago my brother wanted me to rescue and recycle a favorite wool sweater. The idea of felting and using my original pattern came up.
    Your alternative to the polar fleece lining by using a lighter knit is a great idea. Although the fleece is warm, it’s a little too bulky, since the original pattern used it for the outside mitten and lining.
    Just thought I share the alternative polar fleece version because wool sweaters may not be as readily available as fleece.
    The original pattern came with a children’s size and remain my grandchildren’s favorites, especially when playing outdoors in the cold Wisconsin winter. Their hands are always warm and dry.
    You are to be commended and your tutorial and is a fine example of how to write one.

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    • Make and Do Girl
      January 16, 2013 at 3:04 pm

      Thanks Anne! Although I have to give full credit to my awesome pal, McCall, for writing this fine tutorial. Sounds like you were a trendsetter in the fuzzy mitten department. I bet they were perfect for WI winters.
      j

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  • janice bibler
    January 21, 2013 at 2:58 pm

    please email me pattern for these mittens bought a pair and just love them.

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    • Make and Do Girl
      January 22, 2013 at 6:08 am

      Sent it your way.
      Enjoy.
      j

      Reply
  • Patricia
    January 28, 2013 at 9:44 am

    Can you please email me the pattern pieces for the mittens? Thank you in advance : )

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    • Make and Do Girl
      February 5, 2013 at 9:50 am

      You got it.
      Happy mittening!
      j

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  • Nancy Melotte
    January 29, 2013 at 6:45 am

    I have tried without success to download the pattern. Could you please email it to me with the instructions? I would be so grateful. Thank You, Nancy T. Melotte

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  • Marilynn
    January 29, 2013 at 8:41 am

    Please e-mail me the pattern for these mittens. I just love them.

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    • Make and Do Girl
      February 5, 2013 at 9:50 am

      Hey Marilynn,
      Just emailed you the pattern.
      Enjoy!
      j

      Reply
  • C.O.
    February 5, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    Hi, love the mittens…..can i get a copy of the pattern too
    Thanks a bunch
    C.O.

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    • Make and Do Girl
      February 17, 2013 at 10:09 am

      Just sent it your way.
      j

      Reply
  • Cathy
    February 15, 2013 at 8:18 pm

    I’m excited to make your mittens : ). I’ve already felted the sweater. Please e-mail the pattern. Is there a seperate pattern for my grandchildren in Wi.? Thanks so much !!!!!

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    • Make and Do Girl
      February 17, 2013 at 10:04 am

      Hey Cathy,
      Great! Were you unable to download it from the post? As long as you use a browser other than Firefox, you should be good to go. I’ll email it to you also.
      Have fun.
      j

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  • Jen Hoover
    February 21, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    hi there,
    I use IE and I’m getting an error 404 code 🙁 would there be any other way you could share this pattern… I have used 2 other patterns and both felt awkward – so I designed my own to fit my hand, but I have a rather small hand. I’d like to try what you have come up with! 🙂
    thanks!!
    Jen

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    • Make and Do Girl
      February 24, 2013 at 7:21 pm

      Good luck, Jen! I just sent the pattern your way.
      j

      Reply
  • sandie
    February 23, 2013 at 5:39 am

    pls send me your copy of sweater mittens patterns in my email cuz i cant get it thur this website…having problem with error 404 code? im an old school and understand little about techs. thanks!

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    • Make and Do Girl
      February 24, 2013 at 7:20 pm

      You got it!
      j

      Reply
  • Linda Little
    February 24, 2013 at 10:36 am

    If I use fleece for the outside then how do I do the cuff with no ribbing? PLEASE HELP

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  • Brenda
    March 5, 2013 at 5:37 pm

    TEMPLATE LINK IS INCORRECT — My husband is a software engineer and I had him look at your problem with your template availability today. I love your idea, but without the template, it’s of no use to me. Here’s what he discovered:

    There is nothing wrong with Adobe Acrobat Reader……. there is simply a ‘typo’ in the link you use to provide your readers. The correct link is as follows if you will please change it — In the original link the ‘makeanddogirl.com’ is in there twice instead of once as it should be. Thanks for the blog and uploads!
    http://makeanddogirl.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/felted_sweater_mitten_pattern.pdf

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    • Make and Do Girl
      March 22, 2013 at 5:48 am

      Thanks Brenda! Good catch! There was one mislinked in there. I checked and all the other links to it within the post are correct, so if it’s still un-downloadable, it’s unfortunately still due to the Firefox issue. Please let me know if you can’t get it though and I’ll happily email it to you.

      Thanks again.
      j

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  • Robin Dilg
    April 11, 2013 at 2:29 am

    Love your design. Would you please email me the pattern. Thank you.

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    • Make and Do Girl
      April 23, 2013 at 8:06 am

      I’d be happy to.
      j

      Reply
  • Kim
    September 15, 2013 at 5:45 am

    I am so excited to make these with all my extra felted wool that I have! I’m actually buying a new machine because mine is so old, just to make them. The question that I have is what size does this make? I’m just wondering. Thanks and I’m really glad I found this download. I bought a couple pairs just like this yesterday at an apple farm and didn’t want to have to take them apart for a pattern!

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    • Make and Do Girl
      October 29, 2013 at 8:01 am

      Hey Kim,

      I’d say the size is a medium to large. It’d probably fit most women’s hands and smaller men’s hands. If you need it bigger or smaller though, you could simply adjust the percentage you print it out.

      Hope you enjoy.
      j

      Reply
  • Melissa
    September 15, 2013 at 7:52 am

    Could you please email me the pattern?

    Reply
  • Julia
    September 17, 2013 at 2:26 am

    My friend at work – here in Norway – wore these to work last winter. I was all over them! I have been on her case ever since to get me the pattern from her friend in the US, who made them. And today I got the link. I’m so excited (feels like Christmas) and CAN’T WAIT to make a pair this weekend.
    I love these mittens and plan to make them for the whole family. Winter is already on its way here – we’ll have snow before you know it! Thanks so much, these are truly amazing!

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    • Make and Do Girl
      October 29, 2013 at 7:59 am

      Julia,

      When I think Norway, I think sweater mittens for sure! I hope you enjoy the pattern and it keeps your fingers toasty all winter.

      j

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      • Julia
        January 28, 2014 at 4:32 am

        Hi again!
        I have made about 20 pairs and am obsessed! Best thing that every happened my way. Perfect to keep me happy during the long dark winters!!! THANK YOU so much – your tutorial is wonderful and am making the most wonderful mittens ever. My sister in NY is now a happy mitten owner too :-).

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  • Rhea
    October 19, 2013 at 2:10 am

    I would be so grateful if you wold email me the pattern. Have tried to print from directions but my computer won’t let me.

    Thank you so much fro these amazing directions. Looking forward to making these for my Grandsons.

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    • Make and Do Girl
      October 23, 2013 at 11:29 am

      Just sent it your way 🙂

      Reply
  • Kris
    October 30, 2013 at 4:00 am

    Thank you so much for the amazing directions. Looking forward to making these for my grandkids. I am having issues trying to print the directions. Would you please e-mail me the directions?

    Thanks….
    Tis the Season for mitten making 🙂

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    • Make and Do Girl
      November 5, 2013 at 6:49 am

      Hey Kris,

      Just sent them your way.

      Hope you enjoy.

      j

      Reply
  • Ruth Ferrall
    November 6, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    Hi
    on the site you have 2 different mittens but not the complete of either one the one I made one to look like yours turned out great but can you send me both of the mitten patterns. Both slanted top and bottom palms and the swooped one of the palms. Thank you for posting for use!!!!

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    • Make and Do Girl
      November 6, 2013 at 1:14 pm

      Hi Ruth,

      I’ve checked the pattern and I can’t figure out exactly what you’re missing. The pattern you downloaded should have 6 total pages and you need to cut 3 total pieces for each mitten (plus the cuffs).

      Please let me know if this doesn’t make sense.

      j

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      • Ruth Ferrall
        November 6, 2013 at 4:24 pm

        I am still not understanding in your pictures you have on your site you have a mitten that is scooped down so that would be for a left and a right pattern top and bottom. The angled palm one top and bottom that would be a total of 8 and than one for the back of the mitten. So that would 9. Missing is the bottom angled and top scooped. I can just flip it over for the left and right hand I hope you understand this? thank you

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  • Donna Dooley
    November 7, 2013 at 10:23 am

    Please email me the templates. I am so excited about making them. The possibilities are endless. Thank you!

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    • Make and Do Girl
      November 7, 2013 at 11:09 am

      You got it.

      Reply
  • Mary F Nelson
    November 9, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    Please send template directions. Thank you kindly!! Can’t wait to try it!!! Mary

    (For felted sweater mittens )

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    • Make and Do Girl
      November 9, 2013 at 4:11 pm

      Just sent the template.

      Enjoy!

      j

      Reply
  • Jackie
    November 11, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    Fantastic tutorial I can’t get to the pattern to print. Would you please email me the pattern. I would really appreciate it. Jackie

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    • Make and Do Girl
      November 12, 2013 at 5:32 am

      Yup! You should have it now.

      Enjoy.

      j

      Reply
  • anita
    November 23, 2013 at 6:30 am

    I have made several pairs. Thanks for the pattern. They turn out a different size eveytime. The biggest complaint I get is that they are too wide at the finger end. Am I doing something wrong or are they suppose to be that way? Maybe if u could email me the pattern it is a different size that what I printed out. Also could u please email instructions. Thanks so much

    Reply
  • Catherine McLoughlin
    November 27, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    I was at a craft show and a lady sold at least 50 pairs each at $25.00.
    I can’t wait to start looking for old sweaters…..

    Reply
  • Gloria
    November 29, 2013 at 5:53 am

    My elderly mother loved making sweater mittens. I regretfully didn’t learn how to make them before she passed away two years ago. I would like a pair for my secret Santa gift from mom’s sweater stash. Would you kindly email the pattern to me? Bless you in advance!

    Reply
  • Douglas Edwards
    November 29, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    I would love to have the template please. I love these mittens and would like to make them as presents friends. thanks very much.

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  • Kanta Kahn
    November 30, 2013 at 6:09 am

    Could you please send the updated pattern? Can’t wait to make these!
    If you want to make combos of felt pieces on the backs of the mittens, do you have suggestions on how not to have bulky seams? I was considering serging–
    Thanks!

    Reply
    • Make and Do Girl
      December 6, 2013 at 9:00 am

      The pattern in the above links is the updated one, so feel free to download an enjoy! That’s a good question about the seams. I think serging is probably a great idea if that option is available to you. Otherwise layering one piece on top of the other and sewing them by hand embroidery-style might work. You could also intentionally have that seem facing out and whip stitch it. Might look cute?

      Good luck!

      j

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      • Kanta Kahn
        December 6, 2013 at 10:51 am

        Nice idea about the whip stitch, and I think I’ll try it. Thanks.

        Reply
  • Mary
    December 7, 2013 at 10:28 am

    Please email your patterns. Can’t wait. Thank you.

    Reply
  • SHARON
    December 9, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    I would like a copy your pattern template. I have tried these previously from another pattern and they are great but yours has the slightest bit of a different take. They seem to be a little more on an angle where the 2 palm pieces come together and the thumb is a little different making them look more whimsickle which i like (but can not spell)! Thank you! Also, I do not know how to not have bulk where the cuff is.. I am guessing with the felted sweaters being sooo thick that is just the way they are.
    Sharon

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  • Julie Hasiewicz
    December 14, 2013 at 11:59 am

    Love it and got the pattern no problem!!

    Reply
  • Style: Knitted Mittens - Urban Thrift
    January 3, 2014 at 3:20 pm

    […] like the look of knitted mitts but find that they aren’t warm enough, it’s possible to line them with fleece in order to keep the cold at bay. Alternately, if you’re looking more for style and ease of […]

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  • Marge
    January 4, 2014 at 9:18 am

    Would you please send me the directions for these fabulous mittens

    Reply
  • Jean Gardner
    January 6, 2014 at 8:05 pm

    I love this mitten pattern, could you please e-mail me the instructions and pattern? I would really appreciate it. I have 10 granddaughters that would love them.

    Reply
  • edward mcclung 3
    January 8, 2014 at 10:48 pm

    thanks for the putting the pattern up. im using an US army wool blanket for the liner (dubbled up ) and a leather outside for a wind breaker while im rideing my bike this winter. its Georgia we really don’t have real cold weather clothes.

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      November 8, 2015 at 4:24 pm

      That sounds awesome! I love the idea of using a wool blanket inside. Your mittens sound so cozy without being too cozy for GA 🙂

      Reply
  • Elaine smith
    January 9, 2014 at 7:10 pm

    I notice you lay out the pattern pieces on the bias —- does it have to be this way?
    Or can I lay them straight of grain ?

    Reply
  • Corinne
    January 19, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    Will you please email me the template also. Beautiful. Thanks,

    Reply
  • evie
    February 2, 2014 at 5:14 pm

    finally a pattern understandable with great directions thank you awesome

    Reply
    • Make and Do Girl
      February 3, 2014 at 8:56 pm

      Hi Evie,

      I love your name. Glad you found the pattern useful!

      Happy crafting.

      j

      Reply
  • Constance
    February 17, 2014 at 9:49 am

    Love the pattern can not wait to try making them. Could you email me the instructions. I would appreciate it very much. Thank you in advance.

    Reply
  • Amy
    March 15, 2014 at 7:12 pm

    Could you also email me the pattern for the mittens? Thanks!

    Reply
  • Jenn
    August 30, 2014 at 5:13 am

    Luv Luv these mitts! We have a category in our Fair called “something new, made from something old”. I will be sure to tag the credit to your website!

    Reply
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    December 12, 2015 at 12:12 pm

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    • Dannette Ellis
      October 23, 2016 at 9:37 pm

      Please e-mail sweater mitten pattern and directions. I am excited to try these.
      Thank you

      Reply
      • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
        October 24, 2016 at 11:00 pm

        Hey Dannette,

        Please enter your email address in the form on the upper right side of this webpage and you’ll receive an email with download instructions!

        Jess

        Reply
  • Linda @ Sewing Shop
    January 10, 2016 at 9:21 am

    Wow this is such a great idea to upcycle a sweater, the mittens came out really beautiful too! Thanks for sharing your pattern and tutorial!

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      January 12, 2016 at 9:13 pm

      Hey Linda,

      I’m so happy the pattern was helpful to you. You have so many cute patterns featured on your site, I’ll take it as a compliment that you chose spend some time making one of mine 🙂

      Happy sewing!

      j

      Reply
  • Debbie Haynes
    January 25, 2016 at 4:41 pm

    Love the mittens. Send pattern please.

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      January 25, 2016 at 10:29 pm

      Hey Debbie!

      If you’d like the mitten pattern, just enter your email address in that box you see at the bottom of the post. (Or the one on the right side of the screen toward the top.) Once you do that, you’ll receive an email to confirm it (check your spam folder) and once you’ve confirmed, you’ll get a password to download the pattern, plus any others that you’d like.

      Hope that makes sense. Let me know if you need any further help!

      j

      Reply
  • lori
    February 19, 2016 at 4:36 pm

    So excited to find the pattern for Sweater Mittens : )

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      February 20, 2016 at 10:04 am

      I’m happy you found it too, Lori! Sometimes combing through the internet to find what you need is half the battle! 🙂 Let me know if you have any questions about your mitten project.

      Happy mitten making!
      jess

      Reply
  • Dorothy Worthington
    February 20, 2016 at 12:31 pm

    can you email me the pattern,,,and ty

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      February 20, 2016 at 5:10 pm

      Hey Dorthy,

      I’d love to help you get the pattern. If you enter your email address in the pink and green box above, you’ll be sent a password to access our exclusive Subscriber’s Vault, where you’ll find this pattern, plus lots of others. (Once you enter your email address, be sure to check your email for a confirmation email. It might be in your spam folder. Click that big “confirm” button and you’ll have the password in your inbox in no time 🙂 Let me know if you need more help. I don’t want anything to stand in the way of your crafting!

      jess

      Reply
  • Judy
    February 22, 2016 at 4:47 pm

    How do I get the templates for the pattern pieces? . I signed up, got the password, but I still don’t see how to get the pattern templates. Thank you!

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      February 24, 2016 at 4:08 pm

      Hey Judy,

      I’m so sorry you’re having trouble. The Vault can be found here. It should also be in the welcome email you received, so you can check it out again in the future. I add new patterns and templates often.

      Let me know if any of this doesn’t work for you. I don’t want anything to stand in the way of your crafting!

      jess

      Reply
  • Andrea D. Kasper
    July 15, 2016 at 11:30 am

    Wow, very cute and does not seem too hard to do it. I will try out this lovely product result by a new sewing machine and my husband bought will show you my product when completed. Wait for it offline. Thanks writer!

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    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      July 30, 2016 at 2:24 pm

      How fun to have a new sewing machine! Enjoy the pattern! I’d love to see your mittens when you finish.

      Jess

      Reply
  • Janett Scott
    July 19, 2016 at 9:29 am

    Would you please email the mitten pattern from old sweaters?

    Thank you!

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      July 30, 2016 at 2:18 pm

      Hey Janett,

      If you subscribe in the form on the side of the site or at the bottom of the post, you’ll immediately get an email telling you how to download it. Check your junk/spam if you don’t see it right away.

      Happy sewing!

      Jess

      Reply
  • Kim
    August 18, 2016 at 9:13 pm

    Can I get the printable pattern for these mittens emailed to me? I didn’t see a link!! Thank you

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      August 19, 2016 at 9:59 pm

      Hey Kim,

      If you subscribe in the box on the sidebar or at the bottom of the post, you’ll instantly receive an email with a link to access the pattern. It’s in the subscriber-exclusive “Vault.”

      Let me know if you have any other questions!

      Jess

      Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      August 23, 2016 at 11:56 pm

      Hey Kim,

      If you subscribe in the box at the bottom of the post or in the sidebar, you’ll immediately receive an email with download instructions. The pattern is in the subscriber “vault” with other exclusive free patterns and templates.

      Hope that helps!

      Jess

      Reply
  • Mary
    August 23, 2016 at 4:58 am

    Can’t wait to try this!

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      August 23, 2016 at 11:42 pm

      Yay! I’d love to see a photo if you’d like to share. This project is such a fun excuse to go thrift store sweater shopping. 🙂

      Reply
  • Connie
    September 28, 2016 at 9:00 am

    would love the mitten pattern please

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      October 6, 2016 at 12:06 am

      Hey Connie!

      If you enter your email address in the box on the upper right side of the site, you’ll receive an email that tells you how to download the full, free printable pattern. 🙂 (And if you’re on mobile, the box to subscribe will be toward the bottom of the page.)

      Happy mitten season!

      Jess

      Reply
  • Colleen G
    October 8, 2016 at 7:46 am

    Very cool idea to turn some ugly sweaters into very cute mittens and boot cuffs. I am always looking for repurposing ideas and this one is a definite one to put on my to-do list. Thanks

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    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      October 16, 2016 at 8:49 pm

      Yay Colleen! I love repurposing too and when I find a great thrift store sweater, I can’t help but buy it, even if I don’t have a plan for it right away. I hope you enjoy the pattern!

      Reply
  • joe
    November 12, 2016 at 6:51 pm

    cannot print the template for the mitts do you have it in multiple sizes please send it to me cannot find it

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      November 19, 2016 at 12:07 am

      Did you gain access to the Vault? If not, feel free to subscribe in the box above and you’ll receive an email with instructions on how to get the pattern. (It’s below the photo of the mittens in the Vault.)

      Reply
  • dorie kaelberer
    November 18, 2016 at 6:32 am

    Great looking mittens…can’t wait

    Reply
  • Mila
    November 21, 2016 at 4:05 am

    Can you please send me a copy of the template too? I can’t wait to make some for the whole family.

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      November 23, 2016 at 9:14 pm

      Hey Mila,

      Simply enter you email address in the box above this comment area and you’ll receive a link to download the pattern. (Check your spam folder if you don’t see an email from me.)

      Happy mitten making!

      Jess

      Reply
  • Joanie
    November 24, 2016 at 8:19 pm

    Pattern request

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      November 26, 2016 at 4:07 pm

      Hey Joanie,

      If you subscribe using your email in the pink and green box above this comment area, you’ll immediatly get a link to download the pattern from the subscriber’s Vault.

      Happy sewing!

      Jess

      Reply
  • Kristine Revak
    November 26, 2016 at 9:40 am

    I am so excited to try making mittens from old sweaters.

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      November 26, 2016 at 3:55 pm

      Yay! I hope you enjoy them! I’m actually working on a new pattern using a felted sweater right now. Sweater recycling is just so fun, isn’t it!?

      Reply
  • Sandi Young
    December 6, 2016 at 8:03 pm

    Hope this work because I really would like to make these mitten for a donation.

    Reply
  • Shelly
    December 7, 2016 at 11:24 am

    Can’t wait to make mittens

    Reply
  • Lori Moore
    December 14, 2016 at 8:37 pm

    I would like the pattern for the wool sweater mittens. Thank you for sharing!

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      December 29, 2016 at 4:09 pm

      Hey Lori,

      If you subscribe in the box above this comment area, you’ll receive an email with download instructions for the free pattern!

      Reply
  • claudia
    December 15, 2016 at 9:50 am

    Love the look of these mittens!

    Reply
  • Nora
    December 18, 2016 at 10:06 pm

    Templates downloaded fine but not the instructions. Would you please email them to me?

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      December 19, 2016 at 3:40 pm

      The instructions are in the blog post! 🙂 (Which is right above this comment area.)

      Reply
  • Sherry
    December 29, 2016 at 1:06 pm

    Can’t wait to receive my pattern to get started. Thanks.

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      December 29, 2016 at 3:28 pm

      Hey Sherry,

      If you subscribed using your email address in the box above this comment area, you should have received an email from me with download instructions. If you haven’t gotten that email, check your junk or spam folders!

      Reply
  • Mary Horne
    January 4, 2017 at 9:40 pm

    I enjoyed watching your tutorial on sweater mitts and was hoping to get a copy of your pattern and directions . Thank you , Mary

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      January 18, 2017 at 8:50 pm

      Hey Mary,

      If you enter your email address in the box above this comment area, you’ll receive download instructions for the mitten template!

      Reply
  • crussell
    January 13, 2017 at 10:38 am

    Could I please get the pattern for making your mittens from old sweaters.

    Thank You

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      January 18, 2017 at 9:17 pm

      If you subscribe in the box above, you’ll receive an email with download instructions.

      Happy mitten making!

      Reply
  • Susan
    January 18, 2017 at 12:48 pm

    Please send me the written pattern and instructions

    Thanks!

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      January 18, 2017 at 9:41 pm

      Hey Susan,

      The written pattern is above within the blog post. If you’d like the template, you can pop your email address into the subscription box above and you’ll receive an email with download instructions. 🙂

      Reply
  • Roberta Cotton
    February 4, 2017 at 6:33 pm

    I am trying to make mittens for a mission. Too much cold out there and too many people that are cold. Going to rummage sales and thrift stores to get my project on track. Need a large mans pattern because what I’ve made so far are too small for a large man’s hands. Thanks for the pattern!

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      February 8, 2017 at 10:47 pm

      How wonderful of you, Roberta! If you need to, you can always enlarge this pattern on a copier or print it a bit bigger if you need to for larger hands!

      Reply
  • Carol
    February 28, 2017 at 3:02 pm

    I have entered my name and email address to receive access to the pattern – and I get a message that I will get an e-mail soon…. but isn’t happening…. I have a second e-mail – gmail account – will try that one…….

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      March 1, 2017 at 10:18 pm

      Hmm. I wonder if it got stuck in the spam folder? Have you tried searching your inbox for “Make and Do Crew”? Sometimes my emails can get tucked away into the cracks of subscribers’ inboxes. 🙂

      Reply
  • Tina Spicer
    March 9, 2017 at 11:59 am

    I’m looking forward to making some!

    Thanks!

    Reply
  • June K
    March 12, 2017 at 8:32 am

    cant wait to make these have so many old sweaters to recycle. thank you for this pattern.

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      March 14, 2017 at 2:58 pm

      Me too, June! And now I just buy even more at thrift stores with the hopes of transforming them into mittens! 🙂

      Happy mitten making!

      Jess

      Reply
  • Gail
    May 5, 2017 at 9:42 pm

    Thanks for the tutorial

    Reply
  • Marju
    November 2, 2017 at 5:02 am

    Hallo!
    Please e-mail sweater mitten pattern and directions.
    Thank you

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      November 2, 2017 at 11:46 pm

      Hey Marju,

      When you subscribe in the box above this comment area, you’ll immediatly receive an email with the link and password to download. 🙂

      Jess

      Reply
  • Patti
    November 2, 2017 at 5:41 pm

    Hi.
    Just found your site today and what a lovely site it is!
    Wondering if you can repost the template for the Sweater Mitten.
    Thank you

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      November 2, 2017 at 11:46 pm

      Hey Patti,

      Welcome! When you subscribe in the box above this comment area, you’ll immediatly receive an email with the link and password to download. 🙂

      Jess

      Reply
  • Ruth
    November 4, 2017 at 1:02 pm

    I’m soo excited about this pattern but cannot find it to print it. Could you email it to me instead?

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      November 8, 2017 at 10:38 am

      Hey Ruth,

      If you subscribe in the box above, you’ll be emailed a link to download the pattern. 🙂

      Jess

      Reply
  • Tracy
    November 4, 2017 at 9:31 pm

    Please send me this pattern . I really like them.

    Reply
  • Gwen Jackson
    November 5, 2017 at 5:12 pm

    I would love to have and try your sweater mitten pattern

    Reply
  • Brooke
    November 11, 2017 at 7:21 am

    Looking forward to trying this!
    Thanks!

    Reply
  • Teresa Watson
    November 22, 2017 at 3:25 pm

    I would love a copy of the mitten pattern. I do not see it anywhere on this page. Could you please email me a copy? Thanks in advance.
    Teresa

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      November 23, 2017 at 9:53 am

      Hey there,

      If you subscribe in the box above, you’ll immediatly receive an email with download instructions.:)

      Jess

      Reply
  • Laurie
    December 3, 2017 at 5:02 pm

    How long does it take to receive the e-mail with the pattern after submitting the form? I submitted it about 30 minutes ago and stll haven’t received an e-mail.

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      December 6, 2017 at 3:43 pm

      Hey Laurie,

      Check your junk or spam folders. Sometimes it gets trapped there. It should have come right away! 🙂

      Jess

      Reply
  • Linda Cochrane
    December 6, 2017 at 8:31 am

    I have tried repeatedly to print the instructions with no luck. Usually I can print your patterns after several tries, but not this time. Could you please email the tutorial to me? I was able to get the template. Thank you!!!

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      December 6, 2017 at 2:54 pm

      Hey Linda,

      You’ll find the printable template for this in the subscriber Vault. Even if you’ve subscribed before, you can just enter your name in the subscriber email box above this comment area and you’ll receive an email with the password. (You won’t then start receiving two of every email from me though. :))

      Once you’re in the Vault, scroll to the photo of the project you’re looking for and click the link directly below the photo to access the PDF. (The link below that takes you back to the tutorial with the full photos in case you want to reference them while you work.)

      Jess

      Reply
  • kerry
    December 7, 2017 at 7:51 am

    Sweater glove pattern please.

    Reply
  • Shelley Pierce
    December 11, 2017 at 9:30 am

    Can you send me the template?
    Thanks

    Reply
  • Terese
    December 14, 2017 at 2:47 pm

    Great idea on using old items

    Reply
  • Lorelei Giddings
    December 15, 2017 at 1:11 pm

    Am I the only one who has a problem with puckering in the thumb? No matter how careful I am to pin the thumb out of the way, I never am able to eliminate that bad pucker. Can you offer any suggestion?

    Reply
  • Tina Phillips
    December 20, 2017 at 5:48 am

    Thanks for the pattern and instructions/photos.

    Reply
  • Deb Wagner
    January 4, 2018 at 11:17 am

    Hi Jess,
    Unfortunately was not able to see the pattern for the mittens on Safari either. Could you please email a PDF to me?

    Thanks so much.

    Deb

    Reply
  • Jean
    January 5, 2018 at 5:27 am

    SMitten pattern, please, thank you!

    Reply
  • Monique Deloney
    January 10, 2018 at 8:09 pm

    Please send me the felted sweater mitten pattern. Can you use fleece for the outside if you can’t find wool sweaters ? Thanks for the wonderful pattern

    Monique

    Reply
  • Betty
    January 18, 2018 at 6:56 pm

    Cannot wait to try making a pair of these.

    Reply
  • Megan
    January 21, 2018 at 7:04 pm

    Well I made my first pair this weekend. They were okay. The thumb feels weirdly placed to me. Perhaps this is more the fault of the lining than the pattern but I’m not sure. I trimmed the inside pattern as directed following the lines and I regret doing this. By the time you factor in seam allowance you’ve made a substantially smaller liner than the mitt itself. Next time I’ll cut the inner fabric the same size as the outer mitt fabric. Also, stitching the cuff on with yarn wasn’t a nice finished inside edge like I was hoping for. I will change the foot on my sewing machine to accommodate thicker fabric and sew the cuff on by machine next time. This is a good pattern to start with and once I make some tweaks it’ll be great I think. Thanks.

    Reply
  • Sharon Stone
    January 22, 2018 at 9:33 am

    would love to have the pattern

    Reply
  • lynn peters
    February 11, 2018 at 10:20 am

    would like to have felted sweater mittens pattern

    Reply
  • susan young
    September 27, 2018 at 6:16 am

    Please send me the felted mitten pattern. THANK YOU

    Reply

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