TRANS­FORM IT: MIT­TENS

Jen­nie Jones shows you how to re­vamp an unloved jumper into a much-loved pair of toasty mit­tens.

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YOU WILL NEED

Woolly jumper Ba­sic sewing kit De­signer Jen­nie says: “These are the per­fect gift if you’re hav­ing a crafty Christ­mas – they’re re­ally quick and sim­ple to make, comfy and can be tailor-made for all the rel­a­tives. Ev­ery­one loves a bit of up­cy­cling!”

MAK­ING THE PAT­TERN

Step one Make a tem­plate of your hand by draw­ing around it. You’ll need to leave about 2cm ( in) all the way around to give your hand some room. The ribbed hem of your jumper will be the cuff so add this depth to the bot­tom of your pat­tern. You could draw around a pair of mit­tens that fit in­stead if you pre­fer.

CUT­TING OUT

Step one Turn your jumper in­side out so that it is right sides (RS) to­gether and pin your tem­plate in place, lin­ing up the bot­tom edge with the bot­tom of the ribbed sec­tion.

Step two Roughly cut around the tem­plate, leav­ing plenty of room so the jumper won’t un­ravel up to the seam.

STITCHING THE MITTEN

Step one Sew around your tem­plate us­ing a long stitch on your sewing ma­chine. You‘ll need to ex­per­i­ment with your ten­sion us­ing a scrap of your jumper to avoid snag­ging.

Step two Work a ma­chine zigzag or over­lock just out­side the stitched seam.

Step three Trim the ex­cess jumper out­side the ma­chine zigzag stitching for a neat fin­ish.

Step four Turn your mitten RS out to com­plete. Step five Re­peat this whole process to make an­other mitten for your other hand.

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