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How to make good use of an old sweater? Instead of donating it you can make a useful gift out the old garment. Warm someone's hands this winter by giving a homemade sweater mitten. Supplies: - Knit sweater with banded hem - Marker or chalk - Scissors - Embroidery thread and needle or sewing machine Instructions: 1. Use a knit sweater your child has outgrown, or find one at a thrift store. Make sure it’s a warm knit and has a thick hem. Place hand on the sweater, with thumb outstretched. 2. Draw a template around the hand, leaving ¼-inch seam allowance. 3. Cut out the mitten shape. Use the shape as a template for remaining 3 pieces. Make sure to flip the shape on two of them so they mirror each other. Align two pieces together, with the right-sides facing in, and pin in place. 4. Sew around the edges, leaving the bottom near the hem open.
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What a great idea! My son sometimes stains or tears his sweaters beyond repair - and I've been trying to think of what to do with them.