Handmade Mittens – Sewing tutorial & pattern

Hola sewing friends! Winter is coming (or at least it is here) so last week I decided to sew a pair of handmade mittens for my husband. He bikes to work so his hands were getting colder and colder; I thought that making him a pair of handmade mittens would be a nice surprise. Also, I knew this project wouldn’t take a long time to be accomplished, this handmade mittens can be done in an hour or so.

So as it is being usual now in this sewing blog, I decided to share the handmade mittens sewing tutorial and the sewing pattern with you guys. My other sewing tutorials like my lunch box bag tutorial or my handmade slippers tutorial are having so much success on Pinterest or Facebook that is a pleasure to share them with you all!

So here we go! below you will find all the materials needed to sew a pair of handmade mittens as well as the mittens sewing pattern and the mittens sewing tutorial.

Handmade mittens tutorial. Materials needed:

  • Half meter of fabric for the outside
  • Half meter of lining for the inside. I would recommend polar fleece for warmer mittens.
  • 15cm X 25 cm rib knit for the cuffs, matching your outside fabric.
  • And as usual, a sewing machine, a serger or overlock is ideal, specially for the rib knit part, but if you don’t have it is also ok, thread, scissors, etc

Mittens free sewing pattern. You simply have to save the 3 images below and the print them out at 100% scale

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I made this pattern using the size of my hands. When printing out, verify that the piece number 1 is big enough for your hand to fit in.mittens-sewing-free-pattern-you-made-my-day-sewing-blog

Please note that this pattern doesn’t include seam allowance.

Once you have cut your 3 patterns (remember to add 1 cm seam allowance everywhere), you’ll have to cut all of them 2 times in the fabric and 2 times in the lining. You’ll end up having 12 pieces as shown in the below image.mittens-sewing-free-pattern-you-made-my-day-sewing-blog

Then take one inside top and inside bottom pieces and sew them together, from one of the marks/stars that you see in the pattern to the other mark/star. And notch the curves to give ease when turning inside.mittens-sewing-free-pattern-you-made-my-day-sewing-blog

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Now, take the outside piece (number 1) and place it right side against right side with the 2 pieces you just sewn together, by opening/separating these last 2. Your curves on the outside piece and the inside piece should match.mittens-sewing-free-pattern-you-made-my-day-sewing-blog

Sew all the way around, from the bottom left to the bottom right. You can stop and backstitch at the crossroads of the seam you just made and start again on the other seam.mittens-sewing-free-pattern-you-made-my-day-sewing-blogDo the same with the other hand and with the lining. Once you have 4 different pieces place the lining inside the corresponding mitten, wrong sides together.mittens-sewing-free-pattern-you-made-my-day-sewing-blog

Take the ribbing and fold it in 2 (shorts sides together) right side against right side and sew them together. You can also serge them if you have a serger or overlock; if you don’t, just use a knit stitch or small zig zag stitch.mittens-sewing-free-pattern-you-made-my-day-sewing-blog

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Now fold them in half with the seam inside and place them around the bottom edge of your mittens, right sides together. Make sure that all the edges are aligned (in the picture below I have a little extra lining but that is not necessary).

mittens-sewing-free-pattern-you-made-my-day-sewing-blog Sew the edge together with a zig zag stitch or a serger. Then turn the rib knit up and voilà your handmade mittens are ready to wear!!mittens-sewing-free-pattern-you-made-my-day-sewing-blog

I added a little ALOHA on one of the mittens for an extra summer/warm feeling 😉 Above is the right side and below is the revers.mittens-sewing-free-pattern-you-made-my-day-sewing-blog

My husband actually likes the handmade mittens very much! and now I am making a pair for me, trying with an oilcloth for the outside! I’ll show you my new version soon!

Do you like this sewing tutorial? Leave me your comments or even the mittens that you make following this tutorial, I’ll be glad to see them!

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4 Comments

  1. Pingback: Freebooks: Kleidung für Erwachsene - SewSimple

  2. Nice! They look like they fit much better and have more functionality than a lot of free mitten patterns I’ve seen, will have to try this one for myself!

  3. These would make such a great christmas gift! 🙂

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