Here is a tutorial to sew mittens. This is a super easy sewing project and so simple that it can be fully done in less than 30 minutes.
The measurements given should suit most women’s hands. You’ll find in the tutorial how to adjust for narrower or wider hands .
Here’s what it looks like in fur (do not mind the nail polish, it was a test for a costume ^ ^):
Fabric: Boiled wool, fleece, faux fur (if the canvas is stretchable) … In short you need a stretch fabric that doesn’t fray.
You’ll need a 24 cm by 40 cm piece of fabric.
For this tutorial I chose fur.
Cut the 24 cm x 40 cm piece of fabric to get 4 rectangles of 12 cm x 20 cm.
The cut should be clean, especially since the short edges will be visible as is.
Seam allowances of 1.5 cm are included
1 – Place 2 rectangles right sides together and pin along one of the long edges.
2 – Draw 2 markings :
- one 2.5 cm from the top
- the other 7.5 cm from the top
The space between these two markings will not be closed : that’s where the thumb will go through.
3 – Sew with a seam allowance of 1.5 cm breaking stitching between the markings.
Reinforce stitching at markings.
Open the seam
4 – Still right sides together, pin the remaining long sides together.
Stitch with a margin of 1.5 cm.
Open the seam.
5 – Turn the mitten right side out and try it on. In 90% of cases it should fit without adjustments.
But just in case:
– It’s really too loose: redo the last seam with a larger allowance (eg 2 cm)
– It’s really too tight: redo the last seam with a smaller margin (eg 1 cm).
6 – Turn the mitten inside out and cut the four corners of the seam allowances without cutting the seam!
Turn the mitten right side out : it’s done !
7 – Repeat the steps with the other two rectangles.
And voilà : a pair of mittens!
[box type=”info”] Customise : You can decorate your mittens with buttons, embroidery, appliqués, ribbons or, why not, lace along the openings (top and / or bottom), … Depending on what you want to add (embroidery, appliqués for example), I suggest you do it before Step 4: Before closing the second side because it can be easier to work with the mitten completely flat.[/box]
See, sewing mittens is really quick and easy !