Sunday, December 7, 2014

Day 7- 12 Days of Christmas- Last Minute Quick Projects (Mitten Stocking)

I don't know about you but my choice of Christmas music usually reflects the urgency that I feel as the holiday approaches.  Right around Thanksgiving, I'm humming along to Kenny G. or Frank Sinatra and as the big day gets closer it's Mannheim Steamroller or the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.  Today, on day seven of our countdown, I am still feeling pretty relaxed...hopefully you are too.
Our project today is a wool felt mitten that could be used as a stocking.

 I love to work with wool but you could make this cutie out of synthetic felt or a wool/synthetic blend if you are short on 100% wool.  Last year, I made some small mittens as gift card holders.  See that post HERE.


Last years mittens were made from felted sweaters and were hand stitched.  This year's version is from AllPeopleQuilt.com and has a bit of hand applique which is a snap with wool felt (no needle turning of raw edges!).  The assembly of the mitten is done on machine so it really is a quick project.
I used 100% wool felt and some little wool balls that I had left over from a previous project.

I used a glue stick to place my shapes so that they wouldn't shift while I stitched them to the mitten.

Instead of making the handle, I made a loop from grosgrain ribbon.

You will have to join AllPeopleQuilt.com to download this pattern but it is free and a site that has lots of neat projects so I think it's worth it.  The pattern has a full size template and easy to follow photo instructions.  You could easily adjust the size of this to make it appropriate for the "naughty or nice" folks on your list.

Here's one that I made.
Filled with sewing goodies for a guild friend.
 Start to finish....45 minutes!

More fun tomorrow!  Hope you can stop by!

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