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Santa Mittens Sweater Upcycle

Good day!

So do yall have a huge pile of things waiting to be upcycled, like I do?  Oye!  I have so many sweaters that don't fit me anymore for whatever reason, and this one just hollered at me that IT WAS READY TO BE NEW AGAIN:

Sodenote: this little girl is SUCH a ham in front of the camera these days!  I love it!

So this sweater is from Old Navy.  I got a Large Tall - I wanted it to be long and oversized for maximum coziness.  This is what it looked like before:

This is literally how it came - with one arm about 4 inches longer than the other.  WTFON?!

After trying to wear it a few times (lol yeah, I wore it a few times), into the upcycle pile it went. It's got sparkly threads running through it - I couldn't throw it out!  C'mon!

So to the chop shop that is my dining room table it went.  I cut all the seams, and then cut raglan sleeves (of identical size.... ahem).  I didn't take any length off, and luckily it hits her right above her knees!  Win!

Then, even though the sparkly bits were cute, it still needed something.  It was just a little too plain.  Wearable and darling, but just plain.

Enter: Santa mittens!  I used super soft red wool felt, and black pompom trim, and just freehanded the mitten shape:

I didn't even sew them on - I used fabric glue.  So fast and so easy!

Emmy loves it.



One old crappy sweater is new again, and one sweet little lady is pleased as punch!  Huzzah!

I'm totally going searching in my upcycle pile to see what else I can redo.  These sweater dresses are just so perfect for the winter months.  :)

Have you guys upcycled anything lately?  Leave me a link, I want to check'm out!

Happy Sunday, peeps.  
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  1. That is so adorable ... great job and she looks too cute.

  2. Oh my goodness this is super cute!! Great idea!

    xoxo, Jordan

  3. seriously, how do you think of such creative ideas! this is sooo adorable. and so is your model:)

  4. This sweater is too cute! Thanks so much for linking up!

  5. Adorable! I may have to make one for my daughter! I would love for you to stop by and link this up to my weekly link party.

  6. The CUTEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Do come show off your work at our linky party:

  7. Sarah this is so cute, I love the little mitten pockets too. What a cute model you have XO Thank you for sharing at the hop :-)

  8. What a cute and fun refashion!!! The mittens are a great idea...

    1. Hi Sarah, I've featured your Santa Mittens Sweater Upcycle today...



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