For 25 consecutive days in November, I sewed a pair of upcycled mittens made from wool sweaters (all of the mittens are shown above). I posted them on Instagram and Facebook in a way where it felt like we were opening an advent calendar. I wanted people to be excited; what would they see each day?!
From each pair of mittens sold, a portion of the sales was donated
towards buying toys for children at Christmas. I sold 26 pairs this
year (we had a Wild Wednesday where I posted two pairs). Below you can
see the toys that were donated on behalf of those who bought mittens…
Many ask if I actually sewed a pair a day. The answer is, yes! I got a little smarter this year (I did 25 Days of Mittens in 2017). I pre-cut and sewed all of my fleece liners this October, so in November I could just focus on the outside sweater pieces of the mitten. I like sewing day to day because people can request certain colours and I can be more responsive to what people like.
A BIG thank you to everyone who participated – whether you bought a pair of mittens, let others know about my little project, or cheered me on… it was much appreciated.