I love diy when it involves things you can wear. Plus, with this chilly January weather, anything to warm my bones up is just about perfect. For this diy, I am all about making yourself some cozy gloves. Oh yes, simply sweet and loving it!
I have a hard time parting with clothes. I still have my spray-painted t-shirt I got from Gatlinburg with the big “Jessie” across the left shoulder and dolphins jumping out of the water. I’ve outgrown it, but it’s sentimental.. so the size small kid’s shirt still hangs in my closet. I hold onto clothes. Big time.
Same goes for this sweater. I’ve had it since eighth grade, and I absolutely can’t stand the way this thing looks on me anymore. I just can’t part with it. So, I’m UP-cycling and turning this ratty old sweater into a pair of mittens. I’m sure to rock out these everyday. Seriously.. I will probably wear these things every. single. day. Watch me.
Here’s our project: Fingerless gloves up-cycled from that no-good sweater..
Let the diy- EXTRAVAGANZA begin!! Are you excited?! Because I am : ) Let’s hop to it!
Step 1: Find the sweater culprit!! You know it, just as well as I do. That thing is hiding in your closet somewhere, the frumpy, unflattering, excuse for a sweater. Pull that thing out from the back of your closet and say sayonara!
Step 2: Unleash the beast (aka scissors) on that thing!! Go crazy! No wait.. just kidding don’t go tooo crazy. We’ve got a mission here. Cut the sleeve length by how long you would like your gloves to be. It’s always nice to give yourself a little extra fabric just in case.
Step 3: Try them on for good measure. Check and make sure that your gloves are even and that they are the length you imagined. Find those thumb holes, and go ahead and cut those puppies out.
Step 4: Grab that embroidery thread and get to it. I like this thread because it’s thicker and better to keep your sweater from unraveling. The good thing about having extra fabric is that if it does unravel after lots of wear, you can just snip and inch off and start all over again. I love things that never wear out. It’s the best.
Stitch across the top of your newly cut sleeve. I can’t sew, so I just attempted the closest thing I know how to do. It worked.
This is what it should look like. I love that the edges are still ruffled up. It makes it look worn in.
Step 5: Try them on!! The best part Yay for new accessories for cheap. It’s kinda the bomb.
I hope you all have fun making your cozy gloves for winter time. If you make a pair, send us a picture! You know how we love to see our ladies rockin’ out our diys.
Rockin’ my new fashion in my pjs! Yes… I am only wearing one sock: