Friday, December 2, 2011

The Sweeter Sweater Glove.........Be warm!

How many sweaters do you have in your drawer that you really should toss but don’t because you think you might wear them again?  My guess is at least three.  Well, I’ve got a way to make more room in your dresser and put those sweaters to use. I guarantee these Sweeter Sweater Gloves, when made with girly sweaters in pretty colors and matching knit gloves, will not only be warm, but also very glamorous.

Sweater you’re about to toss
Scissors (Fiskars are the BEST!)
One pair of knit gloves
Straight pins
Sewing machine with matching thread (I love my BERNINA)

 Evenly cut off the sleeves of the sweater in a length you like.   If you want your gloves to end at the elbow, then cut them off at the elbow.  Pull the cutoff sleeves up your arms by the cuffs.  The cuffs of the sweater should be tight enough to keep them in place on your upper arms.  But, if they’re not, pinch them and see how much you will need to take in.  Also see how much, if any, you will have to take in the sweater sleeves at the wrist.  If you do need to take in the sleeves, do so by gathering the extra material along the seam of the sweater and stitching, and then cut off the excess.
Turn the sleeves inside out and place the gloves in the end that you cut off, matching up the openings (the fingers of the gloves should be pointed toward the sweater cuff end).
Place a couple of straight pins in the openings to hold the gloves in place.
Sew the raw edge of the sleeve to the opening of the glove using a 1/2” seam allowance.
IMPORTANT:  Make sure you stretch the fabric while you’re sewing so that the glove opening stretches when you put them on. Turn the sleeves right side out.

One of more than 150 projects in THE BIG ASS BOOK OF CRAFTS 2!


  1. What a fantastic idea!!! My daughter loves wristlet and gloves! Thanks Mark!!!!

  2. Great idea! My winter coats have to be large in order for me to fit a sleeve under it, but this looks like it would fit with a size medium. I'm making some this winter.

  3. what an excellent idea..just love the big ass titles..ha ha