Need Mittens?

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My hands are always cold even when I wear gloves so I decided that I wanted a pair of mittens. So, I am trying to design my own. This is my first go around and for now they’re warm. The fingers get so cold in gloves and I’m thinking mittens will be better. Also, I saw a cute hat made out of fleece and decided to give that a try. This one isn’t exactly like I was thinking, but it fits my head. hahaha. To make these, I simply drew around my hand and left room for seam allowance and hand to fit comfortably inside.

After I made these, I found a great YouTube video of a gal who sews some really cute and easy mittens out of her discarded sweaters. I especially like her idea of using the ready made cuff from a sweater. Going to give that a try when I go through my sweaters, but for now, I have a knitted hat scarf that is just too big and floppy so I’m going to try to add a cuff to my fleece ones above. We’ll see how that works.

Cuff has been added to my fleece mitten:

2015-02-02 17.41.58  mitten cuff

Material was $9.99/yard at JoAnn Fabrics but I had a 60% off coupon so that made it only $3.996/yard (love JoAnn for all the coupons you get), and I have plenty left over to make hats or scarfs.

If you’re interested in trying your hand at making some mittens out of recycling your sweaters (I think toddler sweaters for toddler mittens or little ones would be cute too)…anyway, I’ve put her website for the pattern and video below.

Have fun and ‘Sew Long’ for now…(see what I did there with the sew..never mind)….

~hugs giggles ‘n scribbles~

Peabea

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Roman Cake Designs Pattern is HERE

hint when you take the pattern. I did the right click, but since apparently the jpg is named the same for both patterns, it would only download the first one for me so the next I copied and pasted into my word program and printed it.

Design D_