WeAllSew Tutorial: How to Upcycle a Sweater Into Mittens
Giving Tuesday is coming up in a few weeks, specifically November 28, 2023, and WeAllSew has the perfect project for you to help out and participate. Kelly Dempsey will show you "how to repurpose sweaters from your closet or local thrift store into cozy mittens in just five minutes." Once you have made a pair for yourself, or a set for your family, make some more and "bring them into your local participating BERNINA Dealer for donation before November 28, 2023" to make an impact on this upcoming Giving Tuesday. Click through to learn more about how you can help.
"Join the Challenge - Welcome to the ultimate Giving Tuesday challenge! In this special but timeless tutorial, I’ll be walking your through how to repurpose sweaters from your closet or local thrift store into cozy mittens in just five minutes, perfect for the winter season for those in need.
Giving Tuesday, which falls on November 28th, is a yearly global generosity movement that encourages people to give back to their communities and support various causes, promoting the spirit of kindness and charity. Join me this year in making a positive impact in our communities by creating mittens to donate to local homeless shelters. You’re not just helping the homeless, but also reducing waste for our planet; did you know that over 85% of ALL thrift store donations never get bought and end up in a landfill?
How to Get Involved - Grab an old sweater from home or head into your local thrift store to pick up a sweater (or two) to create a pair or multiple pairs of mittens! You can find the short tutorial on how it’s done below.
Once you have your mittens for donation ready, bring them into your local participating BERNINA Dealer for donation before November 28, 2023.
Contact Your Dealer - To find your local BERNINA Dealer, visit the BERNINA Dealer Locator on BERNINA.com. All dealer contact information can be found on the dealer locator, so you can connect with them to find out if they are collecting mittens for donation.
I encourage you to showcase your wonderful upcycled mitten creations on social media to help ignite this initiative and inspire others to also contribute within their communities and the planet. Kindly use the hashtag #MittensForGood when sharing your posts, as it allows us to track and share the collective impact we’re making together. You can also post your creations in the WeAllSew Community section for a chance to be featured in our weekly WeAllSew Newsletter! Be sure to select the #MittensForGood Challenge as the post campaign before submitting your post."
Click Here to download the FREE Printable PDF Mittens Pattern and follow along with the step-by-step video tutorial below.