The DIY Sweater Mitten Making Mansion and Tutorial: A Blast From the Past: 2012


All of the attention and fun that has been coming out of Bernie Sanders Sweater Mittens has inspired me to look back at a fun sweater mitten making class I taught in 2012 and some pictures of the finished mittens these talented ladies made.

Before we start, I want to share my favorite story from the mitten class. Marie was using a sweater that belonged to her grandmother. She was making mittens for all 5 of her sisters from the sweater, so they could all have a memory keepsake of their grandmother.

Sniff, goosebumps, smile. Love it!

Mitten mansion

Welcome to the Mitten Mansion!

Thank you so much, Mari, for  graciously opening your beautiful home to all of us on Tuesday. And a big thanks to everyone who came to make mittens and those who shared their expertise. I do believe there are a few more people in the world who, now along with me,  are “Smitten with Mittens”.

Here’s a glimpse into our evening:

sweater mitten making party

Door Prizes!

sweater mitten making party door prizes

Wine Tasting

sweater mitten making party wine tasting

Snacks

sweater mitten making party snacks

Friends

sewing sweater mittens
sweater mitten making instructions
making sweater mittens
sweater mitten making instructions

Hard at work

making sweater mittens
making sweater mittens
making sweater mittens

        Boot Socks anyone?

upcycled sweaters
upcycled sweaters
making sweater mittens

Fruits of our labor

finished sweater mittens
finished sweater mittens
finished sweater mittens
finished sweater mittens
sweater mittens in progress
finished sweater mittens
finished sweater mittens
finished sweater mittens
finished sweater mittens
finished sweater mittens
sweater mittens close up
finished sweater mittens
finished sweater mittens
finished sweater mittens
finished sweater mittens
finished sweater mittens
finished sweater mittens
finished sweater mittens

Our exhausted and beautiful hostess Mari!

sweater mitten making party

If these beautiful mittens make you want to make your own pair, click here for the step-by-step tutorial.

Happy Mitten Making!

Beth

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About The Renegade Seamstress

I'm a busy wife, mom, grandma, and teacher who loves to create. I've joined the refashion scene and I 'd like to share and connect with all those talented and creative people out there doing similar things.
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8 Responses to The DIY Sweater Mitten Making Mansion and Tutorial: A Blast From the Past: 2012

  1. Connie says:

    I am now Smitten by Sweater Mittens!!!

  2. Teresa Smith-Dixon says:

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  3. Carol Glaser says:

    So loved watching the mitten making photos. Great to see all those old friends.

    Sent from my iPhone

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  4. Barbara Heathcote says:

    Beth, what a wonderful post! I love the idea of this mitten gathering and the fun you all had! It’s always great to read your posts!!! Tks!!

    Barbara Heathcote Wake Forest, NC Home Staging To Sell

    On Sun, Jan 24, 2021 at 1:52 PM The Renegade Seamstress wrote:

    > The Renegade Seamstress posted: “All of the attention and fun that has > been coming out of Bernie Sanders Sweater Mittens has inspired me to look > back at a fun sweater mitten making class I taught in 2012 and some > pictures of the finished mittens these talented ladies made. Before we > star” >

  5. Those turned out beautifully! Well done. I recently did a refashion ALMOST worthy of you. https://weddingdressblue.wordpress.com/2021/01/23/wrangling-up-a-walker-caddy/

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