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This past weekend it snowed for three days, and we got two feet of snow! I haven’t seen this much snow at one time since I was six. With all the snow, Henry needed some mittens to keep his hands warm so that he could play in the snow.

Mittens With Vinyl Grip Tutorial
Mittens With Vinyl Grip Tutorial
Supplies:
Warm fabric (I used sweatshirt fabric, but fleece would work also.)
Ribbing
vinyl
Thread, scissors, pins, etc.
Optional: Twill tape
1. Trace your or your child’s hand omitting the space between the fingers. Add .5″ around the sides and bottom. This is the mitten. Trace a piece .25″ smaller than your child’s hand. This is the vinyl grip piece. Measure the width of the bottom of the mitten. Make a rectangle that wide and 4″ to 6″ tall. This is the ribbing piece. One side will be cut on the fold.
2. Cut out four mitten pieces, two vinyl pieces, and two ribbing pieces on the fold.

Mittens With Vinyl Grip Tutorial

3. Sew the vinyl piece onto the center of the mitten. I sewed a little design for fun.

Mittens With Vinyl Grip Tutorial

4. With right sides together sew each mitten around at .5″. Trim, clip, and notch edges.

Mittens With Vinyl Grip Tutorial

5. Turn right side out.

Mittens With Vinyl Grip Tutorial

6. Sew the ribbing on the long side at .5″. With right sides together pin and sew ribbing to mittens.

Mittens With Vinyl Grip Tutorial

That’s it!

Mittens With Vinyl Grip Tutorial

Optional: Measure you child from arm across the back and down the other arm. Add a couple inches. Cut twill tape to this length.

Mittens With Vinyl Grip Tutorial

Fold ends over twice and sew across.

Mittens With Vinyl Grip Tutorial

Sew to the outside top of the mittens. Now your child will not lose the wonderful mittens you just made for them!

Mittens With Vinyl Grip Tutorial

You can add twill tape to any gloves to keep them from getting lost.

Mittens With Vinyl Grip Tutorial

Happy warm fingers!

Mittens With Vinyl Grip Tutorial
Mittens With Vinyl Grip Tutorial

Author: Heather