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Topic: Goodwill Goodness turned Mitten/Hat set (with easy hat tutorial!)  (Read 67164 times)
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« Reply #10 on: December 22, 2010 03:05:18 PM »

You're a genius! Thanks for the inspiration and the tute!
« Reply #11 on: December 22, 2010 03:11:09 PM »

What a wonderful project. You are a true artist. And very good pics and instructions.
It is a funny thing how your favorites shrink when you don't wish for them too. Roll Eyes

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« Reply #12 on: December 23, 2010 02:06:52 AM »

I figured you had knitted and felted those gloves. Your way is much faster, easier, and cheaper! Well done.

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« Reply #13 on: December 23, 2010 06:04:52 AM »

fantastic gloves!
And thanks a bunch for taking the time to write up how you worked out sizes.

ps I know what you mean about the wool jumper supply drying up a little, I went on a felting binge last year but found hardly any this year.
I did make a felted wool pushbike, and thats used up most of my felt stash, but think I might try some mittens now.
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« Reply #14 on: December 24, 2010 05:58:18 AM »

Can you explain how you sewed in the linings?

I made an exact duplicate out of fleece, lined it up inside the wool counterpart, and hand sewed it in place.  For the hat, I folded the raw edge under about 3/8 of an inch for a nice finish, but the inside of the mittens was too small for such a hassle, so I just hand sewed the raw edge (fleece doesn't fray so it's all good).

And update---I got 2 more wool sweaters at goodwill this week---a red one with the same star pattern as my original gray one, and a pretty striped one in colors of pink, purple, cream and grey.  Can't wait to get shrinking!  I figure if I just make mittens, I can get two or three pairs from a sweater (depending on the shrinkage), and I may sell the second pair (so I can make more money to go back to Goodwill....lol)

« Reply #15 on: December 27, 2010 07:37:07 AM »

ohmygosh! How awesome is that!!! Going to have to give this a try for sure!

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« Reply #16 on: December 27, 2010 04:47:58 PM »

I'd love to see what you come up with if you do!

« Reply #17 on: December 29, 2010 08:27:35 AM »

I love this project! I have a lot of sweaters that I can try this on, but none as cool as the one you got at Goodwill. I never see sweaters like that at the thrift stores around me. Thanks for the tutorial. You did an awesome job!
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« Reply #18 on: December 31, 2010 06:43:05 AM »

I used to say the same thing---but I found the key is patience---I sometimes spend 2 or 3 hours in Goodwill going through each and every item on the racks.  If you just breeze down an aisle you never know what you might miss!

« Reply #19 on: January 10, 2011 01:07:10 PM »

Great job on those! I have a tutorial on my blog for pieced together mittens too, if you like mixing colors.


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