I came up with this for our Holiday Craft Fairs
Here is the tutorial:
Begin with a cut out pattern of the size mitten you would like.
Lay over a double layer of fleece of your liking
Cut out two double layer sets
Cut out a piece of 1/4 in elastic roughly as long as the flat edges of your two cut pieces lying side by side plus 2 inches
Lay one piece flat on the table wrong side up, take the elastic and lie it about 1/2 in. inside the flat edge (so you can fold over the edge to fully cover the elastic)
Fold the edge over the elastic (this will be on the inside of the mitten)
Sew along the folded edge, making sure NOT to sew into the elastic!!!
When you get almost to the end of the first half of the mitten, take the second half and fold around the elastic. as you did previously, while it is still in the sewing machine. Continue sewing in one continuous stitch.
It should look like this when done
Then fold the two together with RIGHT sides together
Gather the fabric and pull the elastic until desired tension and stretch is reached
With fabric still gathered, place under presser foot of sewing machine and begin sewing around the perimeter of the mitten
When you get to the end of the stitching the perimeter (almost to the wrist end opposite where you started) pull the fabric away from the area you need to finish stitching.
Hold in place and stitch to the end of the mitten wrist
Clip the excess elastic and threads
Here is the finished wrong side out view
And the finished product
Now as they say: lather, rinse and REPEAT for the second mitten
Hope their are some toasty warm baby hands happening after this tutorial!
OOOOHHHHHHHH...I also added these clasps to the vests~