Mini Felt Mittens for a Banner or Bookmark

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Since we still have snow on the ground, I’m going to share my mini felt mittens project. When I was a little girl, my grandmother and I used to make mini felt mittens while sitting at her farmhouse kitchen table. I haven’t made them since then, but for some reason those little felt mittens came to mind and I had to make some.

Mini Felt Mittens for a Banner or BookmarkI had to think back and remember exactly how we made them (my memory is better than I thought!). My grandmother – we called her Mimi – and I used these as bookmarks, which you’ll see at the end of the post. I thought they’d be cute hung as a banner, too!

 

Mini Felt Mittens for a Banner or BookmarkThese are so easy! Choose your felt and embroidery floss colors. Cut small mittens out of the felt.

 

Mini Felt Mittens for a Banner or BookmarkEmbroider a flower onto one of the mittens, using a French knot for the center and a lazy daisy stitch for the petals.  I didn’t use a pattern, I just did it free hand. You can see how to make these stitches at the DMC website.

 

Mini Felt Mittens for a Banner or BookmarkPlace the embroidered mitten on top of a plain mitten and stitch the edges together using a blanket stitch. Leave the bottom of the mittens unstitched.

 

Mini Felt Mittens for a Banner or BookmarkFinally, add lace to the bottom of the mitten to create a cuff. You can either sew the lace on, or hot glue it onto the felt.

 

Mini Felt Mittens for a Banner or BookmarkInsert one prong of a girl’s hair clip into the mitten. To secure the clip to the felt, I added a small glob of hot glue onto the hair clip after tucking it inside. You can leave the mitten like this, or slide the exposed part of the clip into another mitten.

 

Mini Felt Mittens for a Banner or BookmarkTurn the mitten over and use it to clip your spot in a book.

 

Mini Felt Mittens for a Banner or BookmarkOr you can clip your mini felt mittens onto a stretch of ribbon or cording like you see here.

 

Mini Felt Mittens for a Banner or BookmarkI had such sweet memories of Mimi while I worked on this project. I can’t believe I haven’t made any mini felt mittens for all these years. Mimi and I used to embroider pillow cases, too. I really miss her!

 

Mini Felt Mittens for a Banner or BookmarkI was actually surprised that I remembered how to make these mini felt mittens.

It all came back to me once I got going though!

 

Mini Felt Mittens for a Banner or Bookmark

 

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Mini Felt Mittens for a Banner or Bookmark

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