Winter Warmer Felt Mittens
On a chilly and grey November afternoon Floradora dug around in the Winter warmers trunk but could not find any mittens…
…so we cut out some felt. You need four cut-outs for each pair of mittens.
Then you decorate two opposite cut-outs with embroidery: one with the thumb pointing left, and another with the thumb pointing right.
You can also decorate with appliqué…same principles apply – one thumb pointing right and the other pointing left.
Then place a plain cutout and a decorated one together with the right sides out. Using a tiny overcast stitch sew around the edge of the mitten, but leaving the wrist open!
Floradora also suggests sewing a length of string between each mitten pair, long enough to slip through each sleef and pin a loop to the inside of your jacket.
I got erlasteck on my mittins to.
It gows throw my coat sleefs so I dount lost them.
my mittins arunt so pritty like yors thow.
( The message above is from our smallest person, aged 5, typed without help. We hope it makes sense, Love, Roberta Not-Quite-Hitty xx)
OH! I Love the message so much – thank you for passing it along! Love back to Gaku from the Quimper Hittys!
I want that first pair, with the red snowflake embroidery… Of course, in this climate I’d have no chance to wear them!
We have an old felted and moth eaten shirt that I have been thinking would make nice mittens in human size…and I would get the chance to wear them occasionally!
That sounds lovely and cosy, and would make rather a good, seasonal ScrapHappy post, if you happen to think of it?
Mmm hmmm just what I was thinking! 😊
Lovely as always. I love your designs.
Thanks so much! We had fun sewing them, and the Hittys are always happy to get new things. Luckily I like to sew!
Your mittens are gorgeous, and I love the idea of a Winter Warmers trunk!
We found this pretty trunk in a consignment shop – it is a perfect Hitty blanket and winter warmers trunk!
Lucky Hitty girls! So sweet!
Thanks so much…we love to make our Hittys happy!
those are so pretty I want to make human size ones. We have our first snow/sleet mix of the year here this morning.
Brrr. I hope you have some kind of warm mittens…snow and sleet are hard on bare hands…I am contemplating making human-sized felted cloth mittens right now!
I have some good “Thinsulate” gloves for driving as well as assorted crochet mitts around. Yesterday’s sudden temp and weather conditions caught us all a little off-guard. We don’t usually see it that nasty this early.
amazing -such tiny beautiful stitches, now the Hittys will have warm hands for the winter. And that little red sweater is lovely. As a child in the north I always had strings on my hand knitted mittens.
The Hittys don’t like the sound of chilblains, though luckily they have never experienced them! And won’t if this mitten-maker can keep up with the Hitty sewing! The little sweater is a great favourite around here – such a cheerful colour and the girls like the snowflake pattern…it is definitely getting chillier these days as well as being wet!
Thank you for showing us how to do this. You are so talented and creative. We don’t knit so this is a great find. Will try some mukluks for our bare footed Hitty’s.
I am glad you found it useful…and I am sure your Hittys would love felt mittens or boots, or both!
My girls are all clamoring for mittens to go with their coats!!! I better get busy. Thank you for a great little tutorial.
You are welcome! Your Hitty coats are so beautiful, I just know you would make gloriously embroidered mittens for them!