Hi, I am Stacey and I blog at From-a-Box where I share what I make for my family & friends and share our adventures in the Pacific Northwest living in a house that looks like box.
Let me first say CONGRATS to Jess on baby Grant’s arrival! He is precious! And I know her family is loving the new little brother.
I am happy to take part in the Baby Shower event to celebrate the new baby with Gracious Threads. I have a Baby Mitts template and tutorial to share today. These baby mitts are for keeping those sweet little hands from scratching the baby face and to keep those sweet little hands warm in the cooler weather.
These oh-so-simple-to-make mitts are nice baby gifts for any new arrivals. We gifted sets to my daughter’s preschool teacher’s baby boy and to our dance studio director’s new baby girl. With a matching baby cap and cute little softie toy, these are perfect go to shower gifts! Check out the gift sets HERE.
Now to make your own baby mitts with this template and tutorial.
about a fat quarter size of knit fabric
2 pieces of 1/4″ wide elastic, cut 4 3/4″ long
Seam allowance is 1/4″.
Finish seams as desired for fabric that will fray.
- I finished the seams on the flannel and minky versions of the mitts. I did not finish the seams on the knit fabric.
Use appropriate sewing needle and stitch for the type of fabric used.
- I used a stretch needle and stretch stitches for all versions of the mitts shown here.
Step 1: Print and Cut
Print the Baby Mittens Template on actual size (100%) or no scaling. The printed template should measure 4 3/4″ x 3 5/8″
Using the template cut 4 mitts from your fabric. This will make one pair of mitts.
Step 2: Sew one side
Put right sides together. Sew 2″ up on side of the mitt. Press the seam to one side.
Step 3: Add the casing and elastic
Press the bottom of the mitt up 1″ to make a casing.
Sew the top of the casing inside the edge.
Sew 1/2″ from the fold.
Thread the elastic through the casing. Pin the ends of the elastic to each opening. Sew the ends to tack down the elastic. Pushing the gathers of the mitt to the center will help flatten the ends to make tacking the elastic down easier. Make sure the elastic does not become twisted in the casing.
Step 4: Finish the Mitt
Fold the mitt in half right sides together lining up the elastic casing.
Sew around the mitt across the elastic casing to end at the top of the seam in Step 2.
Press the mitt.
And now, make the other mitt.