Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Mitten "Stocking" Tutorial

Looking for something a little different from the traditional Christmas stocking?  How about a mitten?
My husband thought this looked amazing.  I have to say they are pretty cute!  Could you imagine a bunch of mini ones all lined up?  Or filling them with candy canes?  They would be great Christmas party favors stuffed with coffee beans and other chocolates! 

MATERIALS
          • 2 Fat Quarters or 1/2 yard material for Outside
          • 2 Fat Quarters or 1/2 yard material for Inside/Lining
          • Scraps for appliquè
          • Fusible Fleece (2 pieces for backing the outside)
          • 1/4 Yard or some large scraps of fleece for the Top

DIRECTIONS
1.  Draw out a mitten shape.  It doesn't have to be perfect or anything, just something you like.  
2.  From your mitten template cut: 2 outside pieces, 2 inside pieces, 2 pieces of fusible fleece.
3.  Using the scraps, cut out some Christmas-y shapes.  On the right side of one outside piece appliqué those shapes.
4.  Measure the top of the mitten.

5.  Cut the fleece for the top to 5" wide.  Then add 3" to the top of the mitten measurement.  

6.  Cut four pieces of the fleece to measure 5" x the mitten measurement(step 5) +2".  

7.  With the 5"set as the width.  The mitten measurement(step5) + 2" will be the top and bottom.
Measure in 1 1/2" from each edge of the bottom, mark.  

8.  Starting at the top right corner cut the edge off at an angle down to the mark on the bottom right corner.  Repeat with the left side.  Repeat with all 4 pieces.

9.  With right sides together, lay one of the fleece pieces on top of one outside mitten piece, keeping the bottom of the fleece lined up with the top of the mitten.  Sew with a 1/4" seam allowance.
10.  Repeat with other outside mitten piece. 
11. Turn top right side up and way from the mitten.  Fuse fusible fleece to the back of each outside mitten piece.
12. Take a scrap of fleece or some ribbon about 8-12" long and fold in half.  Place open ends along the right side of the outside mitten piece that will be the "back", near the bottom of the top piece and the top of the mitten piece.  Baste in place.
13.  Place mitten outside pieces on top of one another with right sides together.  Sew along all sides, except the top of the top pieces, with a 1/2" seam allowance. 
14.  Clip corner seams, and round edges. Turn right side out and set aside.

15.  Repeat steps 9 & 10 with the inside mitten pieces. 
16.  Repeat step 13 With the inside mitten pieces, only leave a 5" or so turning gap un-sewn at the bottom of the mitten.  Leave inside wrong side out.
17.  Place outside of mitten, inside the inside of the mitten, right sides together. 
18.  Line up the tops.  And sew all around the tops, connecting the inside tops to the outside tops, with a 1/2" seam allowance.
19.  Pull the outside of the mitten through the turning gap in the inside of the mitten.
20.  Tuck in the edges of the turning gap on the outside of the mitten and then sew closed.
21.  Tuck the inside of the mitten stocking into the outside of the mitten stocking.
22.  Fold the top over to give it that finished "cuffed" look! 
And that's it!  Something a little different but still ready to fill with treats. 

1 comment:

Cori said...

This is so cute! Will you link it to my Handmade on Humpday link party over at www.createdbycori.blogspot.com

Thanks so much!

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