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

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Author: Heather Handmade

I'm a seamstress and mother. I sew, blog, thrift, upcycle, design fabric, and teach sewing classes. I'm also a self-proclaimed fabric fondler.

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4 thoughts on “Mittens With Vinyl Grip Tutorial

  1. These are so cute! New follower. Found you through the Handmaking the Holidays Group. Looking forward to following your projects!
    Melissa
    http://www.lovebugliving.com

    Posted on November 21, 2012 at 2:16 pm
  2. These mittens are so adorable 🙂 great idea with vinyl grip!

    xo
    summer

    Posted on November 15, 2012 at 7:05 pm
  3. This is a great idea. We have loads of those stretchy gloves, but they never stay dry. And this would be so cheap and easy to do with some simple remnants. Thank you for sharing.

    Posted on November 14, 2012 at 3:38 pm
  4. Heather, you are seriously amazing! Such great ideas and tutorials. We don't generally need mittens down here in AZ, but it's good to know I can find a place where I can learn to make them if I ever need them!

    Posted on November 14, 2012 at 3:10 pm