Here is what you will need:
(2) Fat quarters or scraps of Christmas fabrics (fabrics shown are courtesy of Michael Miller Fabrics)
1/4" red ribbon
Template paper or plastic
Contrasting thread for topstitching (try Aurifil 40 wt or 28 wt)
Basic sewing supplies
Stitch a piece of cuff fabric to the mitten fabric. Repeat to make back of mitten. Align back and front
with right sides together, matching seams, and place them over a piece of batting. Download mitten template by clicking here. Cut template and trace it onto fabrics as shown above. Pin and stitch on the outline.
Trim 1/8" away from outline leaving a 1" opening on the cuff. Turn mitten inside out and press.
Cut a 6" piece of ribbon, slide both ends into the cuff opening and pin. Topstitch mitten catching the opening and ribbon.
What do you think? Topstiching with a heavier thread (Aurifil 28 wt, for instance) makes the design pop. If you have time, you can embroider the recipient's name on the cuff! As for me, I like it just as it is. I am thinking a tree decorated with mittens of many colors would look so cool...
The weekend is upon us - time for you to take care of your last-minute Christmas gifts. Avoid the shopping rush by making your own: this mitten and last post's angels might just be the projects you need.