This is dedicated to all you that are new to sewing! Three easy projects all from one sweater.
I used a sewing machine to make mine, but you can use the super easy whip stitch, seen here, to complete all three items.
One large sweater
Sewing machine or needle and thread
Chalk or something to mark the sweater
To begin, turn the sweater inside out. It will remain this way.
To make the mittens, you will be using both sleeves. Trace around your fingers and thumb, giving ample room for seam allowance. See picture as an aid. Cut out. Pin and sew the outside edge. Turn right side out and try on. Make any adjustments needed. If it fits great, turn inside out again, trace on the other arm. By using your first mitten as a guide, you will end up with mittens of the same size. Repeat all steps.
Mittens! They are warmer than any other pair I own. I can’t wait for colder weather. I may add some buttons down the side for a little more pizzaz.
Now on to the beanie. Use your best fitting beanie and trace it along the hem of the sweater. Make sure to leave seam allowance. Cut out and sew. Turn right side out. Done!
At this point, your sweater will look like this:
Lastly, the headband. Cut a long rectangle across the chest of the sweater. Mine was 5″ thick and the diameter of my head in length. Pin like the above picture and sew. Use you fingers to work it right side out. Sew the last two smaller sides together. And you have a warm, winter friendly headband.
If you’re feeling adventurous, you can use the last bit of scraps to make a bow or flower to attach to the headband.
I hope you enjoy your new cozy accessories!