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Last week we made some really cute felt skate ornaments. Well, what would go better with skates than some cute felt mittens? Like the skate ornaments we made last week, these mittens are cute and easy to make too.
My daughter and myself both made a set to add to our Christmas tree and I think they turned out so cute. We added a little heart to each one in a contrasting color to help them stand out and we added lace at the edges of the mitten too. I think these little details really help to make them look extra cute.
What You’ll Need to Make the Mitten Ornaments
Making the Felt Mitten Ornaments
You’ll need to download the pattern to get started and then cut out the heart and mitten pattern pieces.
Cutting the Felt
Once the pieces are cut out, grab your felt square and fold one edge of the felt over to make two layers just large enough for the mitten pattern to fit on. Make sure to line the cuff of the mittens up with the folded edge of the felt. Trace the pattern twice onto the felt. Then cut both out.
Adding the Hearts
In a contrasting color cut out two of the heart shapes. Place the heart shapes in the center of one side of the mitten and stitch onto the mitten. I used a contrasting embroidery thread color on mine but if you don’t want the stitches to show use a thread color that matches. Do the same for the second mitten.
Blanket Stitching the Edges and Stuffing
Once the hearts are attached to the mittens it’s time to sew around the edges. Start at one folded edge and do a blanket stitch around the mitten about 3/4 of the way. Stop and lightly stuff the mitten and then finish sewing to the other folded edge.
To do a blanket stitch, you’ll push the needle up from below so the thread closing up is on the edge as you pull it up. But as you are pulling the thread up put the needle through the circle of thread. This will keep the thread straight and make a nice pretty edge. Do the same for the second mitten.
If desired add a little lace to trim the top of the mitten. I just added the lace to the front of the mitten, but you could go all the way around the cuff with the lace if desired. Repeat for the second mitten.
Cut a piece of ribbon about 3 inches long and sew it to the back corner of one of the mittens. Do the same for the second one with the other end of the ribbon so the mittens are now attached to one another. This ribbon also makes an area with which to hang the mittens onto the Christmas tree. We just drape ours over a limb of the Christmas tree.
That’s all there is to make these cute felt mitten ornaments. It took us about an hour to make our set of mitten ornaments. It was a great project for the kids and myself to do together. It’s a great hand sewing project that is fun to do. This would be a great project to keep the kids busy during Christmas break.
What kind of ornaments have you made for your own Christmas tree? I would love to hear about them in the comments below.
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