Episode 8: Turn a Wool Sweater into Wool Mittens (2-minutes!)

November 9th, 2010

Hello! If you are heading into the snow (or cold!) season like we are, then you’ll enjoy this 2-minute craft countdown! We are turning a wool sweater into some warm wool mittens! It’s quick and easy — just the kind of projects we love!  Take a look…and then find out how you can win a $25 gift certificate to www.YouCanMakeThis.com.  Four people will each win one!

Here are some more photos of this week’s project!

Are you looking to make something special for the holidays? You could win a $25 gift certificate to www.YouCanMakeThis.com!  It’s easy to enter and FOUR people will win!  Giveaway is open to a world-wide audience, 18 years and older. Void where prohibited. Read the details on the photo below!

We’d love for you to share this episode with your friends on Facebook, Twitter, your blog, or home.  Thank you!!

Have a wonderful week! Enjoy making something NEW (to you!)

-Kim & Kris 

  • Brooke Granger
    November 9, 2010 at 3:45 am

    I would love to try the Rockin “stockin” crochet infant’s hat….it looks so cute on!!

  • Judy
    November 9, 2010 at 3:49 am

    Looking at all the kitchen accessories that I can make up for Christmas gifts this year…..great selection.

  • Veronica
    November 9, 2010 at 3:49 am

    I would love to make the name pillows and the Kimberbell Kids 24″ Cloth Dolls for my girls for christmas! they are just so cute!

  • Amie
    November 9, 2010 at 3:53 am

    I have a number of things on my wish list but the patterns I have my eye on right now are the Christmas Doodles. These would make such cute embellished shirts for my little boys for Christmas and maybe even one for me!

  • Chiara Aldridge
    November 9, 2010 at 3:56 am

    There are so many I would love to make. I would like to make the Janey dress, the Sweet dress, the pretty pinafore, bow ties, and many MANY more.

  • Connie T
    November 9, 2010 at 3:57 am

    As a Self Proclaimed YMCT JUNKIE…and now DIY DISH….lol…I have oodles of patterns I have purchased from your site…currently I am working on the “The Monster’s Album” Busy book for a lil guy turning 1 in Dec….and I would LOVE to make your newest free download “For a Merry Christmas Design #3….excited about that so I think that is next on my agenda…I have a TON more in my wish-list….lol

    Thanks to ALL your Fabulous Designers that share their funness with us all!!;

    I would SOOOO LOVE to win that $25 I would so put it to great use!!

  • Jennifer
    November 9, 2010 at 4:07 am

    Wow, which of the many things on my Wishlist at YCMT should I choose? I really have my eye on Carla C’s Patchwork Twirl skirt next and the Audrey skirt by Funktional Threads.

  • Gail Beam
    November 9, 2010 at 4:19 am

    There are many cute projects, but I think the T shirt quilt looks like so much fun!! Thank you for the chance to win a gift certificate!

  • November 9, 2010 at 4:37 am

    first of all I LOVE this site and I LOVE YCMT!!! I’ve purchased so many patterns from there, so a gift certificate would be just awesome!

    What would I like to make from YCMT??? EVERYTHING! But really I’d love to make the BunchScarf from Brassy Apple. They’d make wonderful gifts for my firends and family. :)

  • nancy
    November 9, 2010 at 4:38 am

    I would like to make Sew Boutique 4 Dolly! V. 1! looks like a great pattern

  • Patti
    November 9, 2010 at 4:39 am

    I love all the projects but I really like the fun fleece hats. Also the many different baby booties.

  • mel
    November 9, 2010 at 4:42 am

    My pick is the She Loves Me Knot handbag.

  • November 9, 2010 at 4:43 am

    I would make the Happy Girl Dress by Sew Sensible. I love her patterns!

  • November 9, 2010 at 4:46 am

    I think my daughter would love it if I made her the reversible petal skirt! Although I am not sure she would ever be able to decide which side to wear first;-)

  • November 9, 2010 at 4:46 am

    Wow! What a fun site! I love the Ear Flap Hat Crochet Pattern! It would look so great on my little boys!

  • Clare
    November 9, 2010 at 5:00 am

    I want to try the ring stacker soft toy, and there were some really cute bags I would love to make.

  • Dana S
    November 9, 2010 at 5:03 am

    I’ve had my eye on Twirl Girl and Annikka for some time now! I also like the Molly Tunic/Dress. My daughter wears a 10/12 in girls sizes now, and it’s hard to find age-appropriate clothing for her since she’s only 7! I love it when your patterns for girls’ clothes go up to at least 12.


  • SAndra
    November 9, 2010 at 5:03 am

    Oh what would I pick! So, many cute things I would like to try. I really like Dana top/dress, Easy-fit pants and Maxi dress.

  • Abby K
    November 9, 2010 at 5:05 am

    I’d love to make some kind of Christmas tree skirt/stocking combo. Everything you have here looks so cute!

  • Catherine
    November 9, 2010 at 5:12 am

    I’d like to make the pirate applique stuff and a matching skirt.

  • November 9, 2010 at 5:16 am

    i would love to make the many,many things .but have my eye on the bibs right now love these .

  • November 9, 2010 at 5:17 am

    i would love to make the many,many things .but have my eye on the bibs right now love these .and your scarfs

  • Stefanie
    November 9, 2010 at 5:18 am

    I would really like to make the Kitchen Chair slipcovers. They would spice up my kitchen!

  • Valerie
    November 9, 2010 at 5:30 am

    I’d like to try the Rachel Dress and Brooke’s Coat for my daughter!

  • November 9, 2010 at 5:30 am

    What I want the most is ALL the felt quiet books. I want to make at least 2 of them for my son for Christmas!!! And I have tons of other kids I’d love to make them for as well!

  • November 9, 2010 at 5:32 am

    And if it helps any… My birthday is Saturday! Would be a great Birthday Present! :)

  • Jerry
    November 9, 2010 at 5:33 am

    I love the “Rachel” pattern from Sara Norris, Ltd. It would be such a beautiful little dress for Christmas.

  • November 9, 2010 at 5:38 am

    Those are so cut, I must find wool somewhere in Florida :)

  • Carolina C.
    November 9, 2010 at 5:49 am

    I would love to make the 3-ring binder pouch. It’d make my job so much easy and organized.

  • November 9, 2010 at 5:51 am

    I have been wantingto make some bunting for our soon to be arriving little one’s nursery, so I thin the
    Adorn – Volume 1: Decorative Garland and Fabric Bunting for Your Home would be my choice. There are so many I would love to try.

  • November 9, 2010 at 6:34 am

    There are so many cute things, but I fell in love with the Baby in Bethlehem felt printables. I love manger scenes, and that is one my grandkids could play with.

  • Shawn
    November 9, 2010 at 6:40 am

    I just LOVE YouCanMakeThis.com and theDIYDISH.com! Kim, I have been following you since before YCMT.com! You answered some applique questions for me in the sewing section of HereComesTheStork and I got your “How to applique the easyway” ebook. Many years and many patterns later there are still so many things I want to make! If I won a gift certificate I would get the Mini-Kimmy Doll and Quilt patterns!

  • Lucy Burger
    November 9, 2010 at 6:44 am

    Since I am in the middle of making doll clothes for 18 inch dolls, I think I will make a bunch if the free 18 in doll wrap skirts. They are so cute and easy.

  • Laura K
    November 9, 2010 at 6:46 am

    I have purchased so many patterns from YCMT.COM

  • Laura K
    November 9, 2010 at 6:47 am

    Ooops, accidentally pushed enter! I love the new crochet baby cradle purse and want to make one for my 3 year old to use in sacrament! She loves little bitty things like that.

  • November 9, 2010 at 6:50 am

    I would love to make matching Christmas PJs for my family with Easy-Fit Pants for Tweens, Teens, and Adults. I might just pull that one off because it would be to cute!

    My mommy side would like to make The Art Caddy for my daughter and perhaps her classmates birthdays.

    My “why does everything have to be for the kid” side would LOVE to make the Small Satchel or Pocket Purse/Diaper Bag.

  • November 9, 2010 at 7:47 am

    I see there’s a section on photography. Boy, could I ever use some help on that… :-)

    Please enter me in your drawing too…. Fingers crossed.

  • Pixie A
    November 9, 2010 at 8:01 am

    I’d love to make a Sweet Pea Versatile Handbag.

  • C.Johnson
    November 9, 2010 at 8:45 am

    I would love to make the peasant dress/top.

  • Francisca
    November 9, 2010 at 8:53 am

    The preppy skort/skirts from Carla C, Scientific Seamtress. My daughter loves dresses and skirts. And here 18 inch doll can also get one because so also makes lovely patterns for these dolls.
    SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSttt don’t tell my daughter but she is getting her first 18 inch doll for christmas with her own wardrobe can’t wait to start on this cute project.

  • Mary Pat
    November 9, 2010 at 9:35 am

    Am inspired to use some of the felted sweaters I’ve been stockpiling for mittens! Love the idea of lining them with fleece so they don’t itch. I’ve never tried making felt food toys and the patterns on YCMT are so CUTE — I would love to make some of those!

  • Elizabeth Keller
    November 9, 2010 at 9:54 am

    I should have kept that wool sweater I threw away:o( All these wonderful ideas! Thanks.

  • Elizabeth Keller
    November 9, 2010 at 10:02 am

    Corset Top With a Shirred Back! is what I’d love to make;o) You Can Make This has so many things to make!

  • robin sellers
    November 9, 2010 at 11:15 am

    i would love to make the ruffled diaper covers and the kimi doll for my SOON TO BE BORN GRAND-DAUGHTER! i have quilte a long wish list on YCMT. hope i win.

  • Marietta
    November 9, 2010 at 11:22 am

    Name pillow will be perfect for granddaughter Sammie. Thanks for the mitten video.
    I will hit the local South Florida Goodwill store today and search for some wool sweaters to
    play with. I also like the baby ELF bib for the holidays. Thanks for another great video twins

  • Kay
    November 9, 2010 at 11:24 am

    I would love to see more episodes on using that old wool sweater for other projects such as purses, etc. Also more patterns for the so popular 19 inch dolls. Just love all your ideas.

  • Dawn
    November 9, 2010 at 11:41 am

    I really loved the Mitten series as I have just been looking at some crocheting and knitting patterns for my granddaughter. She plays outside a lot, and we enjoy hiking in all seasons so these would really keep her hands warm. Can you tell me when wool sweater has been felted is it waterproof?
    Thanks for any feed back

  • November 9, 2010 at 11:44 am

    I have my eyes on so many thing. I just bought a A-line Dress pattern for my Granddaughter. Now for Christmas I am getting her a Ki then Set. So maybe some felt food pattern, and cloth dolls Pattern is on my wish list.

  • November 9, 2010 at 11:46 am

    Love this ladies! I have a pair of mittens cut out in my sewing room at this very moment. This was just the push I needed to finish them up today. If you can do it in 2 minutes, then I have no more excuses for leaving this project undone!

  • Debbie Merrick
    November 9, 2010 at 12:02 pm

    Oh My, there are so many things that I would love to make, but what I think is really cute and would love to make are the Dorothy and Ballerina and Witch and Elf bibs. They are the cutest and would make any infant or toddler look so adorable.

  • Elana Rait
    November 9, 2010 at 12:05 pm

    So much to choose from! I would LOVE to make the Ring Stacker Soft Toy. I can just picture all the fantastic fabric combinations.
    Thanks for the sweater/mitten idea. I will definitely be trying that :)

  • November 9, 2010 at 12:08 pm

    There are so many things I want to make! I love the YCMT website and ALL of the great patterns and ideas. I go there regularly to fill my “creativity well” with inspiration. One thing I’d really like to try to make is the Waste Free Lunch Bag. I think this would make a great gift for co-workers.

  • smilingwoman
    November 9, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    I would love to sew some shirts for my three “grands” using “All-the-Rage Raglans — 6m-10/12 yrs – Dolls too!” pattern! Thanks for this opportunity to win a Gift Certificate!

  • November 9, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    Now those are really cute! (my the way we had snow to in upstate NY)

  • Ricki Duke
    November 9, 2010 at 12:28 pm

    I like the looks of the onesie diaper bag. I think my daughter would love this. I have been a follower of YCMT for a long time and didn’t know it was owned by you guys. What a hoot.

  • Angela
    November 9, 2010 at 12:30 pm

    I absolutely love the DIY site and now to add to my bookmarks the YCMT website. I am always trying out new things with the sewing machine to make fun things for my 2 girls, who will be getting a new play kitchen this Christmas so I would really LOVE to give the YCMT sew simple felt foods patterns a try they are just to cute!!!!!!!

  • jan schrock
    November 9, 2010 at 12:35 pm

    right now on my current list…..i would love to make some of the raglan t-shirts, and at least one of the busy books that are available……..i love so many of the patterns and ideas it is hard to narrow down what i want to make each week!!!

  • Prissy
    November 9, 2010 at 12:49 pm

    My favorite site! So many cute things to make.
    I would love to make the Lucy apron or the Patricial tunic or the scarves from Brassy Apple.

  • Kelly M
    November 9, 2010 at 12:51 pm

    OOOOOOOOO I would love to make the Lucy tote or the bamboo bead necklace. I do jewelry already, but haven’t ever made a bag. It would be so much fun!

  • November 9, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    I love learning from DIY dish and all of the “You Can…” sites. I’d pick some of the clothing patterns that are outside my normal usage to learn some new techniques.

  • Susan Spiers
    November 9, 2010 at 12:59 pm

    The 12 Fairies to crochet pattern would be a project that I would enjoy making! What fun!

  • November 9, 2010 at 1:03 pm

    Another cute episode girls! Thanks! Was planning to donate some clothing to a local re-uzit store today and might just need to peek inside for any wool sweaters!!!

    I want to make everything on YCMT! But, I’ll narrow it down for you – the burlap Christmas stockings, ornament pillows and the gingerbread man/snowman gift holders! Perfect for some Christmas gifts!!

  • Jaime B.
    November 9, 2010 at 1:18 pm

    I love all the patterns. I thing I need the “chloe” skirt for me. Maybe it is time for the Mommy to have something.

  • Kathy Kauth
    November 9, 2010 at 1:26 pm

    What a lovely idea, how cool is that! smaller ones could be used as christmas ornaments or gift card holders, and the big ones as stockings for christmas or just make a stocking design instead of mittens.

  • November 9, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    I want to make these bibs! https://www.youcanmakethis.com/info/whats-new/ballerina-dorothy-bibs.htm

  • Kathy Kauth
    November 9, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    Timeless Twirl Top & Dress- Sizes 1-6!, I would love to make this for our grandaughter Bella so cute.

  • Juanita Durie
    November 9, 2010 at 1:31 pm

    TY for the mittens project. I have a favorite old wool sweater that I don’t want to part with for sentimental reasons :) and this is perfect!

    The YCMT is a really nice website. I would like to make the 12 Tiny Fairies crochet pattern and In The Manger quilted banner.

  • November 9, 2010 at 1:35 pm

    How adorable are these! I can see them stuffed with embellished greens, strung together into a garland and decorating your fireplace! So Cute! Joyce

  • Amy
    November 9, 2010 at 1:36 pm

    I want to make the 3-ring binder pouch for my daughter who is always looking for a pencil!

  • EFY
    November 9, 2010 at 1:36 pm

    I would love to learn to make the hand stamped jewelry. I love personalized things!


  • Andrea Saunders
    November 9, 2010 at 1:38 pm

    I would love the blooms pattern and the nylon headband pattern and put some blooms on some headbands. My neices are wishing for them for christmas.

  • Kris Presley
    November 9, 2010 at 1:38 pm

    I would love to make the Harrison and Jackson toppers! They look fun and very easy to make!!! I loved the mittens!!! Thanks!

  • April Hurley
    November 9, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    The easy fit pants pattern that I have from YCMT is still my favorite project to sew for my daughter and all the other family members!! I will be busy this holiday season making a new pair for all the kids….would love a new shirt pattern to go with the pants!!

  • November 9, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    I am wanting to do the Art Caddy!!! So cute to carry all my stuff around with me with all the items I use everyday.

  • November 9, 2010 at 1:45 pm

    […] The DIY Dish is a great fun site hosted by twin sisters Kim and Kris.  This is a great ideas and a fantastic way to repurpose a wool sweater that has shrunk. […]

  • November 9, 2010 at 1:47 pm

    I want so many patterns it’s hard to choose just one. This one is on my wishlist though: https://www.youcanmakethis.com/info/featured-products/ellies-twirl-dress-any-size.htm

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Cathy Long
    November 9, 2010 at 1:51 pm

    I would LOVE to make the Coming and Going bag! I can see so much potential for making a fun bag out of so many lovely fabrics. I love this segment….now, off to find some sweaters….:)

  • Kim Whorton
    November 9, 2010 at 2:02 pm

    There are too many projects to pick from……the name pillows, twirl skirts, doll clothes, dresses for sizes 8 and up (for little girls). I love them all!!!

  • Alissa
    November 9, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    I love DIY and all of the cool projects you bring us! I’ve never been to the you can make it site, so thanks for pointing it out. I’ve bookmarked it after pouring over all the ideas! Although there’s TONS of stuff I’d love to make, I think I’d like to start with the bunchy scarf. They’d be the perfect gift for the women in our family and I can see myself taking a day to whip up a bunch for Christmas gifts! :)

  • Joanne
    November 9, 2010 at 2:11 pm

    First, I’m so impressed and pleased with all the free patterns and instructions, especially in the “quilting” section. It would be hard to choose my favorite because it’s a toss-up between the aprons and the handbags. All looks great!

  • Tamason70
    November 9, 2010 at 2:16 pm

    I would love to make the bamboo beaded necklace! It looks fairly quick, and anyone can do it. Love the crafts that look like a million dollars but only cost pennies.

  • November 9, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    There is so much I would like to make – but I really want to make the Sweat Pea Classy Curvy as a Christmas gift for a friend – then maybe one for myself. Then I want to do fabric flowers and then and then and then………….Thank you for having such fun projects.

  • Karen Carapezzi
    November 9, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    Can’t wait to make the woven headbands – my daughter will love them!

  • Mona
    November 9, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    There are so many things I’d love to make! The t-shirt quilt looks like fun!

  • Mary
    November 9, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    I would love to make(and wear) that bunchy scarf.

  • Holly
    November 9, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    I would like to make a lot of the things I see, but particularly the Ballerina & Dorothy Bibs! My sweet little granddaughter doesn’t like to wear bibs and I think these are so cute she just might change her mind.

  • Holly
    November 9, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    By the way…what a sweet and clever way to get us looking at all the wonderful projects on your website. A wealth of ideas!

  • November 9, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    There is SO much stuff that I would love to make from this site! But I saw the 12 Tiny Fairies Crochet Pattern, and I just know my daughter would LOVE these! Plus, I’m looking for little craft projects to add to stockings for kids for charity…these would be perfect for the little girl stockings! :)

    Thanks for the great tutorial and the awesome giveaway!

  • November 9, 2010 at 3:08 pm

    Fun project, thanks!! I would like to make this wall-hanging https://www.youcanmakethis.com/info/quilting/winter-friends-wall-hanging.htm

  • dj
    November 9, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    there are several crochet patterns i’ve been eyeballing, and i’m getting back into sewing a little so i have many patterns to choose from!

  • Tammy
    November 9, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    I would love to make the Ashbury peasant top. It looks super cool and very trendy. There is tons of other things I’d love to make as well. Always so many ideas and great projects abound ao you alls sites. I really liked todays video too. neat idea to do the mittens.

  • Erin S.
    November 9, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    I would make the willow dress or the crocheted River cardigan by anjibeane.

  • Holly Tolman
    November 9, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    There are way too many patterns to choose from. But if I had to absolutely pick, I would probably want either the Case Study: Boxy Bags or CArlaC’s Precious Dress.

  • Linda Cloer
    November 9, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    I would love to be entered into the give away at You can make this. I currently have several items on my wish list to include: Precious Drawstring Bag, Deck the Halls, and the Christmas Sampler Gift set – Stitching. Just to name a few! LOL!! Thanks!! Linda C

  • November 9, 2010 at 3:37 pm

    Oh, I would LOVE to make a John Doll! It is adorable, and definitely on my crafting wishlist! I also like your cute little booties, hats, and boy ties.


  • Martha
    November 9, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    So many cute things. I think I would start with the Precious Pillows then maybe a key fob or handbag.

  • Judy Chaffee
    November 9, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    Love the bibs! How cute is this???

  • November 9, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    I’ve actually been doing this project for a few years now. It was originally on Martha Stewart (you can find the clip here: http://www.marthastewart.com/article/sweater-mittens-with-molly). I have turned it into a huge community service project. You can find links to my sweater drive on my blog, http://www.NikkiInStitches.Wordpress.com, where I give credit to Martha for the original idea, or you can watch my appearance on Better Connecticut, a lifestyle and news program, here: http://www.wfsb.com/betterct/25669581/detail.html

  • November 9, 2010 at 4:19 pm

    Is that real snow in those photos? I love the idea of mittens. I think that my girls would love to make themselves a pair…FuN!!!

  • November 9, 2010 at 4:25 pm

    So many cute thing at YCMT!! I love the Lucy Tote pattern, Learn to put transfer images on Ploymer clay, Sweet Dreams baby quilt pattern ……It would be so sweet to win this! Thanks for the chance!

  • Kelly Sas
    November 9, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    You just continue to amaze me with the great easy projects you come up with for us! Thank you so very much for being in my life!!! I really love so many things YCMT offers but I would love to make the Felt Food for my grandson’s who love to play with their kitchen we got them last Christmas.

  • November 9, 2010 at 4:43 pm

    I love the Trio of Toppers set of little crochet tops for a little girl. My daughter would LOVE them this spring!
    Thanks for the mittens idea! Can’t wait to try it!

  • November 9, 2010 at 4:47 pm

    As a mom of 3 year old Jack and another bean due to arrive in March 2011, I would love to make the fun fleece animal hats and the precious booties. I have to control myself on youcanmakethis.com….there are so many things I would love to make!

  • Jarita
    November 9, 2010 at 4:54 pm

    I would really like to make the Bloom fabric flowers :-)

  • Laura
    November 9, 2010 at 5:02 pm

    There are a million cute things I’d like to make but with Christmas coming I’d love to make a mini Kimmy doll for my daughter. I also love all the handbag patterns for me!

  • Michelle Norris
    November 9, 2010 at 5:13 pm

    I would love to make the 18″ doll clothes for my granddaughter’s American Girl doll that also have matching patterns for her size.

  • Jaime Lange
    November 9, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    I would LOVE to make soo much but at the moment I have Christmas on my mind so I would say the Precious Child’s Apron or the child’s No-Tie Apron

  • Taylor
    November 9, 2010 at 5:19 pm

    How do you choose just one item from Youcanmakethis.com??? :) I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this site! All the patterns are so easy to understand. I would like to make some baby booties for our local Pregnancy Care Center or Hospital (i.e. Kimono Style Baby Shoes, Basic Booties for Babies & Dolls, and much more!)

  • Misty
    November 9, 2010 at 5:19 pm

    My husband has been unemployed for almost 2 years now, so I can see making MANY of our Christmas gifts this year. It’s a good excuse to use all those patterns I’ve been downloading from YCMT lately. Maybe matching pajamas for my kids, the T-shirt memory quilt for my son, and I love the Brooke coat for my daughters!

  • Pat Hayrynen
    November 9, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    I would love to have any/all of the 3 books on How to Make Fabric Flowers.

  • Amy Bohner
    November 9, 2010 at 5:50 pm

    I love You Can Make This.com and spend many hours looking through the offerings. Right now I am interested in the homespun tree skirt as well as many of the handbag patterns. She loves me, she loves me knot is my favorite hnadbag pattern followed by Sweet Pea wristlet and pleated handbag. Of course I love the Kimberbell doll patterns and have made several for friends and family. Keep up the good work! I have also made the luggage tags. {So cute made in NFL fabrics that even the guys love them.} The tag fits a giftcard perfectly so that my family gets two gifts in one…a giftcard and a luggage tag!

  • Stephanie
    November 9, 2010 at 5:54 pm

    well, i already had a list of projects including baby headbands and i really looooove fabric flowers (like yours) that are there. now that i went again to the site i like the she loves me knot bag. there’s a bunch of great stuff there. love that site. i want to make gift items for sure. i feel so good after making your essential bag a couple weeks ago. it came out great and got me in the sewing/crafting mood.

  • VickiT
    November 9, 2010 at 6:05 pm

    Great quick gift project too. Thanks

  • Cathy Boyd
    November 9, 2010 at 6:10 pm

    I have made the “hip to be square” table topper and used the “Thanks a Melon” pattern for tea towel as Bunco prizes but I think I would be interested in the “T-Shirt Memory Quilt” pattern for a gift for my brother. I think he would love it. I love your web site and the DIY Dish :)

  • Barb Bryson
    November 9, 2010 at 6:51 pm

    I would love to make all the fabric flowers as embellishments for quilts or wearable art

  • heather b
    November 9, 2010 at 6:54 pm

    gingerbread snowmen gift card holders are adorable and would work well for me this christmas

  • Michelle
    November 9, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    Hi Kris and Kim,

    Thanks for your tutorials! You both are such inspirations. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE
    YCMT and am always on the site. Everything I have from Carla C is great, I
    just don’t have the “precious dress” yet which I would love to have. Also the
    peasant dress from Dainty Designs is another that I ‘ve had my eyes on.

    Thanks and keep up the great work!

  • November 9, 2010 at 6:57 pm

    I love these mittens and I have sweater just waiting to be felted (got them at Savation Army!). YCMT is one of my favorite sites. I have made many of their items. I need to make the T-shirt memory quilt.

  • Catie
    November 9, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    Hi there
    I would like to make matching aprons
    What a great site :)

  • Brenda Rowton
    November 9, 2010 at 8:06 pm

    I love the mittens. I will be making some for nieces and nephews. Brenda

  • Darlette
    November 9, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    Nice and easy project. I will try it

  • Enis
    November 9, 2010 at 8:16 pm

    I adore the Mommy & Me Ladybug Backpacks. I bought the pattern will be making one for a little girl in my family for Christmas. It will be so adorable and so is she.

  • Laurie
    November 9, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    I love your site and have made several fun projects with your patterns. I would love to make bunchy scarves by Brassy Apple for my daughter and daughters-in-law. I would also love the alphabet applique pillow pattern for some friends/co-workers who have new babies!!

  • November 9, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    I love YCMT site! I am currently making four twirl skirts for my granddaughters from off your site! I think my next project would be: Easy-Fit Pants for Tweens, Teens, and Adults: Men & Women XXS-3XL!

  • Martha Hughes
    November 9, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    I just Love your ideas

  • November 9, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    I love the sweet pea snap clutch- so cute!

  • Victoria
    November 9, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    Can I use an old wool skirt and then line then with fleece or flannel??? Would an old wool skirt work????

    Thanks for the inspriation. I live somewhere where we have winter for 7mos and I have 4 kids who run thru mittens and gloves like they are water. Such an inspiring craft and easy. Thank you!

  • Kelley
    November 9, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    It is hard to pick just one – there are seriously tons I’d love to make! I am currently obsessed with learning to crochet, so I’m going to pick the Stripes and Bobbles scarf pattern – it looks super cute!!

  • Kelly M
    November 9, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    I’d love to make the new fabric soft ring stacker- lots of babies on my list who would love it! : )

  • Barb Colvin
    November 9, 2010 at 10:36 pm

    I finally received the Batman fabric (Camelot Cottons) I pre-ordered in June! I want to make some pj’s for my grandson for Christmas. YCMT has the perfect pattern bundle pack. It includes Easy Fit Pants, All the Rage Raglan, and Bowling Shirt. Since there is multi-sizing, I can use this pattern for a few years and make it fit.

  • Jessica Womble
    November 9, 2010 at 11:16 pm

    There are way too many patterns that I would like to try out. But I really like the felt quiet book patterns.

  • Ng Lay Yen
    November 9, 2010 at 11:39 pm

    Hi, nice work on the Re-purposed wool mitten. Well, most of my kitchen chair slipcovers are worn out after more than 10 years of usage. I think its time that they get a makeover. I would love to make a new set of kitchen chair slipcovers by Studio Cherie.

  • Sherry Niles
    November 10, 2010 at 12:13 am

    Love this project! Will be doing it……love YCMT. Would love to win!!

  • Jerlyn Marshall
    November 10, 2010 at 12:34 am

    Nice project – great for teaching children. If I won, I would use the GC for the felt food patterns. My grandchildren would love…

  • Marguerite Namdar
    November 10, 2010 at 1:05 am

    Loved the mitten idea. Very quick and easy.

  • May-Lynn
    November 10, 2010 at 1:10 am

    Great looking mittens, My grandgirls will love it Thank you again for a nice 2 minute Craft

  • Shelly
    November 10, 2010 at 1:50 am

    I’m taking a sewing class right now and several in the class are making the mittens from the wool and also handbags. Now my sister in law is making them for her grand kids. Darling, can’t wait to try.

  • Annmary Charles
    November 10, 2010 at 2:01 am

    I have really enjoyed patterns from YCMT that I have made. Thanks for doing these videos and the DIY Dish! I am noticing the fabric flowers at the moment, and am interested in doing some of them!

  • Melissa Meilleur
    November 10, 2010 at 2:13 am

    Ok. I couldn’t choose just 1 thing I want to make… I pretty much want to make everything from the baby section for my kids! But I would start with the Miss Mary dress for my daughter, posh pocket embellishing, and Barnyard Ball toys!!!

  • Elena
    November 10, 2010 at 2:15 am

    Try using pinking shears instead of plain shears, it will eliminate the need to clip the seams! I’d love to make the Brassy Neck Scarves and the Bunchy Scarf!

  • Amanda
    November 10, 2010 at 4:49 am

    Love it! Great giveaway too! I would go for the Ellie’s Twirl Dress. Adorable for everyday or special occasion!

  • Deb
    November 10, 2010 at 6:11 am

    THANK YOU! You just gave me a great idea for a gift for my friend. She was commenting how she couldn’t get mitts long enough for her fingers, & it never twigged my brain to make some for her till now!

  • November 10, 2010 at 8:54 am

    This tutorial is great!!!

    I’ll love try to make the Owl Ear Flap Hat and the How to sew three peas in a pod patterns.

  • Jordan Nuques
    November 10, 2010 at 11:38 am

    I would love to make the Timeless Twirl dress for my five-year-old. It is adorable! I absolutely LOVE your site!

  • Rhonda Burgan
    November 10, 2010 at 12:59 pm

    I would love to make the activity apron for Crayons.. I think that is so cute.. but I have my eye on alot of patterns as well.. to make Christmas presents this year and hopefully deplete some of my sewing stash .

  • Ellen M.
    November 10, 2010 at 2:02 pm

    The Reindeer and Snowman pillows are soooo cute – they would make great gifts!

  • Carol
    November 10, 2010 at 2:58 pm

    I visit You Can Make this all the time to daydream about the many projects I can start. I have a new little grandson so just that many more projects to start*S*

  • November 10, 2010 at 4:38 pm

    I like the owl pillows!

  • Ginger
    November 10, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    What a neat idea! Love the episode.

  • Kari V.
    November 10, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    I would love to make Christmas stockings! And the Christmas applique bundle pack is adorable!!

  • November 10, 2010 at 11:53 pm

    I couldn’t make up my mind between the stacker soft toy or the bloom flowers!

  • Barb Johnson
    November 11, 2010 at 1:12 am

    I’ve got a thing for containers of all sorts, so the “Case Study” boxes caught my eye right away!

  • Kate
    November 11, 2010 at 1:24 am

    So many wonderful projects. I’d love to make some of the fabric flowers and then make them into a bib necklace.

  • Ginny
    November 11, 2010 at 9:31 am

    Awesome projects!

  • Rebecca
    November 11, 2010 at 1:20 pm

    I would like the “2 Minute Craft Countdown – Season 1” ebook. Thank you so much for the inspiration, I’m always amazed with your clever ideas.

  • Victoria
    November 11, 2010 at 2:34 pm

    okay seriously! Anyone! Can you make these mittens out of wool skirts?? I am a newbie but want to make mittens for my kids for Christmas!!! Thanks to anyone who responds!!

  • Dollie Buss
    November 11, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    The patterns are all so lovely – don’t know which to buy. I have downloaded the “Free Preemie Fruit Hat” tho and hope to finish a few for Christmas for our local hospital as a donation. I quilt so these would be great tucked inside a small quilt.

  • Marilyn
    November 11, 2010 at 4:43 pm

    So many fun and cute patterns it will be hard to decide. A couple I think are really cute are the fleece hats — one for little kids and one for teens & older. Some of the handbag patterns look good, too.
    I enjoy applique and there are some really cute designs there.

  • Jean
    November 11, 2010 at 4:54 pm

    I would like to sew the Lucy Tote. I love to make purses, and this one is a different shape and size that I have used before. I think it would be quite stylish.

  • Lacie B.
    November 11, 2010 at 6:57 pm

    Wow there are so so many wonderful patterns! I think I would have to go with the boys necktie or some of the baby bootie patterns.

  • Amy
    November 11, 2010 at 6:59 pm

    I would love to learn how to make fabric flowers!

  • November 11, 2010 at 7:01 pm

    You have such a fun, adorable website! I love to quilt, and spotted that cute Christmas ornament table runner. I am very excited to get started making it! Thanks for sharing all the creative ideas!

  • November 11, 2010 at 8:38 pm

    What a GREAT idea! These mittens would make a great Christmas gift.

  • November 11, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    I would love to win the boys knitted earflap hats! I have 2 little boys and am always looking for a cute winter hat!

    November 11, 2010 at 10:06 pm

    I would love to make:::: Just a Little Something for…A Merry Christmas! Pattern #2 – BELIEVE Pillow! It’s too cute, and I do BELIEVE!

  • November 11, 2010 at 10:44 pm

    i would like to make all the Just a Little Something for…A Merry Christmas patterns. They are so cute I couldn’t decide which one only. thanks for the giveaway.

  • Jennifer H
    November 12, 2010 at 12:53 am

    Moose Creek Camp set is sooo cute!! I would love to try to make that one!!

  • Irmalinda
    November 12, 2010 at 8:22 pm

    I would love to learn how to make the hand stamped pendant jewelry…great xmas gift idea. :)

  • susann zanwood
    November 12, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    Hi Girls! MITTENS that are so easy and quick to make! Good Job! On Your Site (You Can Make This) It would be nice to make something for my dogs, Collar or Harness or a warm doggy bed. Thanks so much for your ideas and keep them comming! Susan NJ

  • Denise A.
    November 12, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    I would love to make the Twirl Girl dress! My daughters would love it!

  • Tiffany
    November 12, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    Love the mittens!
    I love Youcanmakethis.com also!
    I have a list of things I would make for the whole family from the site, but if I had to choose one for me today I would go withe the brassy scarfs. I love them! You know i could find something new I wanted to make every day, tons of fun things!

  • November 12, 2010 at 10:34 pm

    I want to make some doll clothes and I would love to try the Super G doll!

  • admin
    November 12, 2010 at 10:53 pm

    That’s a great project Nikki! So excited that you are doing something for such a good cause. Thank you for sharing. We love to take old wool sweaters – felt them – and then turn them into new things. We made a purse from a sweater last season. So fun!

  • November 13, 2010 at 4:00 am

    This is very fun. I made several pairs for gifts last year. I love wool and repurposing.

  • Inga
    November 13, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    I would love to make the Sweet Pea Hobo Bag! I think that bag could be a great Christmas presents for my sister. Greetings from Germany!

  • November 14, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    I’m gearing up to make some Christmas treats, and the Reindeer and Snowman Pillows would be perfect! https://www.youcanmakethis.com/info/whats-new/reindeer-and-snowman-pillows.htm

  • Taiwo O.
    November 15, 2010 at 11:51 pm

    I’ll love to try my hands at the metro, sweetpea scrunchie and the briolette handbags.

  • dee
    November 16, 2010 at 4:43 am

    Awesome…love the handbags.

  • Melissa Q-M
    November 16, 2010 at 5:24 am

    I had seen these at a craft fair recently and really want to try and make them, thanks so much for posting!!

  • November 16, 2010 at 12:32 pm

    OH my gosh.. there are soooo many things on the site I would LOVE to make.. hmmmm..

    any of the holiday pillows.. and the hair pretties.. I have twin 4 1/2 yr old daughters with very long hair… and oh just everything..


  • Seema
    November 16, 2010 at 4:06 pm

    I would love to buy the patterns by sisboom and the tote bags and also pretty ribbon accessory making projects….love everything.

  • Melanie M
    November 16, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    I want to make everything! Especially looking at the easy fit pants for everyone in my family this year! Then I will have to move around to a couple new tunics for myself, maybe a new tote for my mom. That would be great! And of course some crocheted animals for my kids!, cant forget them. Thank you gals for all that you do!

  • Megan P
    November 17, 2010 at 2:35 am

    SO hard to choose!! I really love the holiday crafts though, especially the cute pillows!

  • November 19, 2010 at 5:38 am

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  • December 15, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    Both of you are so wonderful! Great video. I learned a lot and will show this video to a friend who also loves mittens. :)

  • December 16, 2010 at 4:25 pm

    i have tried to find the crocheted infants hat and can not find it anywhere can someone HELP?

  • December 18, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    I live in a cold northern state and can’t wait to make some wool mittens out of several sweaters that I no longer wear.

  • November 2, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    The Cloak and Dagger Bracelet would be perfect – since I love mysteries. There are lots of cute crochet patterns, such as leaf and hat patterns, and I’ve been meaning to start crocheting again. Lots of needlework patterns to choose from, and I’ve always got some sort of cross-stitch project or another ongoing. Lots to pick from!

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