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Sewing: Week Forty Five: Plaid Flannel Mittens

Plaid Flannel Mittens: 3ten.ca

Plaid flannel mittens are fun and easy to make. The project, beginning to end took me about 1 hour. That includes finding a pattern and then cutting it out. So, let’s get started on this sewing project!

What You Need

  • pattern
  • plaid flannel (about 1/3 of a yard)
  • warm fleece (about 1/3 of a yard)
  • ribbing (about 1/3 of a yard)
  • machine
  • serger
  • matching thread
  • pins
  • scissors

First – this project is adapted from Beth’s ‘Smittens’ which are made out of sweaters. These are made out of flannel. The one thing I’ll let you know now, you’ll probably have to make the tip of Beth’s pattern longer. I have fairly small hands and her pattern was far too short for the length of my fingers. I added 1 inch to make them comfortable and cozy.

Plaid Flannel Mittens: 3ten.ca

Cut all of your pieces. I decided to use ribbing for the cuff and I incorporated it into the mitten by cutting the top thumb portion out of the ribbing, too. Just a bit of creativity. You could make any combination you choose.

When cutting the thumb pieces be sure to fold the fabric in half and cut two with the wrong sides of the fabric touching – that way you end up with a left and a right thumb.

Plaid Flannel Mittens: 3ten.ca

Time to Sew

Now, with right sides together, stitch the lining fleece together for each thumb. You’ll line up the pieces and ensure you’ve got a right and a left.

Plaid Flannel Mittens: 3ten.ca

Stitch around the thumb until you reach the sides. Now, line up with the mitten backing – right sides together. Stitch.

Plaid Flannel Mittens: 3ten.ca

Repeat with the outside fabric.

Plaid Flannel Mittens: 3ten.ca

Now you’ve got 4 mittens. Trim all the excess fabric and threads. Turn the outside pieces right side out and leave the lining right side in. Put the lining on your hand and match up the outside fabric by pulling it over the lining.

Plaid Flannel Mittens: 3ten.ca

Plaid Flannel Mittens: 3ten.ca

Time for the cuff. Cut two pieces that are 6×8. Then serge with right sides together the short sides – 6 inches. Then, fold in half with wrong sides together.

Plaid Flannel Mittens: 3ten.ca

Pin over the mitten bottom and serge.

Plaid Flannel Mittens: 3ten.ca

Done!

Plaid Flannel Mittens: 3ten.ca

Plaid Flannel Mittens: 3ten.ca

This delightful pair of mittens will keep you warm – make some today!

Plaid Flannel Mittens: 3ten.ca

Thanks so much for stopping by – leave a comment or share your own DIY sewing projects. Bye!

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