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SeeMellySew
« on: April 25, 2012 09:13:25 PM »

I *love* these baby mittens better than any other style I've tried! They are lined, no raw edges, and the cuff works great to keep the mittens on. Here is a quick tutorial for how to make them. A longer, more detailed version is located here-

http://treasuresunderthewillowtree.blogspot.com/2012/04/tutorial-newborn-mittens.html

Now on to the super cute cozy tiny mitten goodness! Smiley



You can use any fabric for the outer mitten, something lightweight and soft for the lining, and ribbing (or very stretchy knit) for the cuff.

For the cuff- cut two 4" squares out of ribbing/



For the mitten- you need a square that is 3.5" tall, and 3.75" wide. Just gently round the top two corners to make a nice roomy mitten shape. I started rounding in at about 1.5" up. Cut four mitten pieces out of outer fabric material, and four out of lining material.



Now all your pieces are ready to pin together.



Pin the mitten pieces right side together.
Fold the cuff in half across the stretch (if using ribbing, the fold will be in the same direction as the lines). Pin along the long raw edge.



Sew everything up like the picture. Don't stretch, if using stretchy fabrics!!
*in the LINING, leave a 1.5" space for turning later!*
Clip the curve so it won't be bulky.
Flip the cuff down so the two raw edges are together on one end, and the fold is on the other end.



Important- Turn the two LINING mitten pieces inside out!!
Put the cuff inside the outer mitten piece, raw edges lining up, and match cuff seam with one of the side seams.
Put the lining mitten piece inside the cuff, lining up raw edges and seams.



Pin where all the seams line up, and then stretch it out so you can pin in between.



Sew from the inside of the mitten. Go all the way around! Stretch as you go so that the cuff matches the width of the outer mitten. It's OK if the lining bunches a little bit.



Now you're ready to turn it!



Pull the lining out:



Then pull the cuff and outer mitten through the lining and flip right side out:



Fold the raw edges of the hole in, and sew very close to the edge:



Push the lining inside and flip the cuff down. All done!! Smiley



Here are a few pairs I've made out of jersey knit (gray), quilting cotton (hounds-tooth), and minky (striped). They all work great, but my personal favorite is the jersey knit! I am so addicted to making these, they are so quick, and look adorable! Great for keeping baby from scratching his face, and keeping his hands warm on those early morning car rides to take big brother to school! Smiley

Thanks for looking, hope you enjoyed the tutorial!!

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« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2012 03:16:41 AM »

Oh, thank you for the tutorial and those mittens do look lovely.
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« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2012 04:12:15 AM »

These look great! My friend has just had her first baby and I'm on the look out for cute and easy gifts  Smiley Thank you for sharing!
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« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2012 08:25:56 PM »

Thanks for sharing! my neighbor asked for newborn mits for her baby girl and we could only find them in Sears and only white.  If she still needs them i will just make some.
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« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2012 11:49:42 AM »

and if you make them one layer then the baby won't scratch themself


and your model is cute Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2012 06:52:07 AM »

Thank you for the tutorial!! I'm having a baby in late fall and this is going to be perfect.
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« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2012 10:11:27 AM »

Thanks for all the nice comments! Smiley I'm glad the tutorial can be of use to some people! If you end up making some, post pictures! Smiley
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