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I make clothes.
And talk about them.

Welcome. I’m here to talk about creating an intentional wardrobe that is ethical, affordable, beautiful, and comfortable. I mostly make yarn, knit, sew, thrift, and mend to do it.

10 Minute Mitten Mend

10 Minute Mitten Mend

I would have liked to see the sweater these were made from.

I would have liked to see the sweater these were made from.

You know those old-sweater mittens that were making the rounds on Pinterest and at craft sales for the last few years? Well, they’ve been out in the world long enough now that some of them need some mending. I noticed my co-worker’s mittens sitting out and when I complimented them, she quickly turned them over and showed me the holes on the inner thumb and palm.

She was delighted and flabbergasted to find out that I could mend these holes up for her before the damage became worse.

Some pretty major holes to be fixed on each mitten.

Some pretty major holes to be fixed on each mitten.

These holes were too big and the fabric too flimsy to darn up the holes effectively, so I decided to insert a patch of polar fleece between the layers under each hole and whip-stitch around the edge of the hole with embroidery floss.

I chose polar fleece because it’s actually relatively durable and I had some scraps sitting in my pile from when I made a robe for my daughter. (Just realizing I should do a post on that…) Also, with the colorful nature of the mittens, I didn’t mind using non-coordinating fabric and thread. For something more understated, I wouldn’t go with neon pink as a scrap.

It was a very quick fix to make these mittens warm and useful again. :-) Happy mending!

Fixed! Yes, it’s visible mending, so you can see the former holes, but these babies aren’t going to grow any more, and they are back to being toasty warm.

Fixed! Yes, it’s visible mending, so you can see the former holes, but these babies aren’t going to grow any more, and they are back to being toasty warm.

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