Anywho, this time around I made mittens...
The other day as we were walking home from dropping Violet off at school Henry was complaining about his hands being cold, despite the fact that he had knitted wool mittens on. The problem, he explained, was that the mittens had "holes" in them. Well, one can't wear ski mittens all the time and one should not have cold hands because that makes you miserable!
So I added "sewing mittens" to my upcycle list this week. Making mittens is actually a really easy and quick sewing project. I used the mittens from "Little things to Sew". I've made these once before and remembered them being a super fast sew.
I did make a couple of changes/additions to the pattern. I line the top part of the mitten with some light weight fleece, so that the wind wouldn't push through those little "holes".
I also added a ribbed cuff so that the mittens would stay on more easily and tuck under coat sleeves...
The undersides of the mittens are a grey wool sweater that I had felted (thus not needing a fleece lining) to make these slippers a while back.
The stripy sweater was used for those slippers as well.
Henry was thrilled to try on his new mittens and couldn't wait to try them out on the walk to pick Violet up from school!
Knowing that new mittens on Henry would cause immediate grumpiness in Violet at the end of the day I brought hers along with me. She noticed them right away and excitedly (like practically jumping in the air) cheered as she put them on!
These mittens were such a satisfying make. Knowing that I used up some old stuff...and made something to keep little hands warm and that they were so well received! And played in...
Side note...funny how a game of "patty cake" can quickly look like a boxing match!
Side note number two...it's hard to take pictures of mittens...
One more upcycled sewn project complete! YAY! And, I get to use this most perfect Kids Clothes Week button to go with it!
Happy weekend to you!