Monday, September 26, 2011
Easy dinosaur mittens
I came across a tutorial on MarthaStewart.com recently for embellished mittens and was so excited when I found an inexpensive pair of fleece mittens in our closest that were to big for our son last winter. I think he will love his new dinosaur mittens this winter.
I tweaked the original design so that the spikes would stand up like and look more like stegosaurus and less like a dragon. First, I sketched out a template for the spikes and cut out a green piece of felt and then pinned the same template to blue felt and cut it a little smaller than the green piece. Then I folded them in half, pinned them together and hand stitched them along the spine. This caused them to stick up when I tacked them to the mittens. Lastly, I sewed on some buttons for eyes. It was a little tricky stitching the pieces onto the mittens and I found that using a short needle really helped.