Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Sweet ornaments for you to create...

I do hope you don't mind this little repeat but they really are so sweet!!!
You do not have to have a sewing machine...they can easily be hand-stitched
or even glued with Fabri-tac!!!
Here are my instructions for my age-old mitten ornaments.....

I thought that I'd share with you
how I make these sweet little mitten ornaments.
I love the look that they have,
a little aged with a dusting of snow.

First, I cut the mitten shape from a double layer of cotton batting -
it has a beautiful creamy color to it.
And then I sew around the outer edge with a 1/4" seam allowance
leaving the end open.
(You can even hand sew this!)

Clip the area between the thumb and the mitten
close to the stitching.
Then turn it right side out.
I used pinking shears on the edge of the mitten, too.

For the next step, I threaded my needle
and gathered across where the wrist
would be and pulled slightly.
Then I tied a knot to hold the gathering.

Next, I cut a small length of ribbon
and wrapped it around the gathered wrist area
and looped it through itself
and took a small stitch through it to hold it.

Then I added a snippet of lace on top of the ribbon
and took one stitch through it as well.

I added about three vintage buttons,
stitching each one on . . .

And tied it off inside the mitten.

You may not choose to do this step,
but as you know I love old things so 
I sprayed some instant coffee onto the mittens
to give them an aged look.

Don't worry, if you spray too much
you can blot with a paper towel
to absorb some of the coffee.

Next, I paint little wisps of glue here and there
(Elmer's is just fine)
and sprinkle clear glitter to give the look of snow.

And last but not least,
I will sew on a little loop on the outer top edge
of the mitten with button & carpet thread
to hang on the Christmas tree!
(This step isn't pictured)

Here is the pattern...simply click on it to enlarge it.
Open it up in your photo editing program on your computer
and there you can size it whatever size you desire!

Well, I hope this was easy enough to understand
and please let me know if you make any,
I'd love to see them!
xxoo, Dawn


marie said...

LOVE these mittens...I made some last year and they are such fun to create! Thanks for sharing the tutorial again Dawn. These are such sweet little gifts...perfect for inside a Christmas card!

Dorthe said...

They are just the dearest, sweetie, so lovely and adorable with the brown accents - thankyou for reminding me of your mittens, -and thankyou for the gift.
My sweet Dawn, I wish you a happy wednesday. Hugs and love,Dorthe

Diane said...

Thank you Dawn, sweet little mitten ornaments.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love 'em, Dawn! Thanks so much for the tutorial. I may just give these a try!

morkaren said...

Hvor er de kære, dem må jeg da prøve. knus morkaren.

Theresa said...

SO pretty:) Thanks for sharing! Have a blessed day, HUGS!

Vee said...

Awww this reminds me of our craft day last year when we made some of these mittens. Now I am looking forward to finding them again.

Lorrie said...

I remember these - such sweet mittens! Thanks for the reminder and the tutorial.

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

Adorable! Thanks for the Pattern and the tutorial. These are so awesome!

Createology said...

These are so very sweet. Thank you for sharing your tutorial and tips on making them. Great hostess gifts or little gifts for Volunteers. Blessings dear...

Carol Stuck said...

Thanks so much for the pattern and tut. I love them!


Shopgirl said...

I made these a few years back and Dear Dawn they were a real hit with my family. I left them open and put goodies in them...Big Hugs, mary

Valerie said...

A lovely little project. The mittens are really cute! Would give it a try. I see you've use tatted lace in one! ;)

Anonymous said...

These are very sweet! I think I will have to make some! I just love them.


What a sweet idea ! I just have a beloved pink woollen pull over which didn't like at all to the washing machine too hot so I got a beautiful pink felt. I know what to do now !
xoxo from PARIS in the sun to day !

Pat C. said...

Thank you so much, Dawn, for sharing your tutorial (and helpful tips) for these adorable mittens! You had me with the Magic Words: "You don't even have to have a sewing machine."; )

I can't wait to give these a try!


{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Oh sweet Dawn... You are SO darn generous... and I LOVE, love, love this project. I've made little mittens from white felt for my tree.....but these are soooo much cuter. I need to get busy and make my little birdies from the tute I bought from you a gazillion years ago so the little mittens will have to wait until next year. Planning the birdie tree for this year. Hope I make it.



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