Quiet Book Mittens

Posted by administrator on Friday, January 3rd, 2014


Quiet Book Mittens


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I am so excited to kick off the New Year with our Quiet Book Series. My mind has been swimming with so many cute ideas. It was hard to choose which quiet book page I wanted to do. Since we are in the month of January, I thought it would be appropriate to have some mittens. Super easy and super fun!

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1. Download the mitten template here. Trace the template onto freezer paper. Trace mitten template onto wrong side of fabric.

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2. (You need 2 pieces of fabric at least 9” x 9” for tracing the mitten on) With right sides together sew on traced line through both layers of fabric. Leave an extra 1/2" at the bottom of the mitten.

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3. Trim close to edge. Clip curves.

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4. Turn right side out. Press.

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5. Press bottom edge of mitten to the wrong side, about ½”. Sew trim to bottom edge of glove. (Pom poms, ric rac, or ribbon would look really cute. Be creative.)

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6. Use a scrap piece of batting behind the background fabric, which is cut 11” x 11”. Pin in place.

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7. Sew around glove using a zig zag stitch. Make a pleat at the top of the glove and both sides of the glove, to give more space to put a little hand inside the glove. See the following photos for placement.

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Note: the pleat at the top of the glove is about ½” and creates space inside the glove.

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Note: there is a pleat on each side of the glove and this creates space at the wrist of the glove for more room to insert the hand. These pleats are both about 1/4".

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8. Cut a ribbon about 24" in length. Sew to side of glove.

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9. Tie ribbon in bow at side. (This can be another activity for this page.)

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Trim finished page to 10 1/2" x 10 1/2".

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I used our new sparkle cotton from the Riley Blake Designs Collection called Hollywood.

I can't wait to see everyone's fabulous Quiet Book ideas. I plan on making a whole book with some of my favorites from this Quiet Book Series. Stay tuned for how to finish and assemble your quiet book.

Happy Sewing!

-Jina


Category: Quiet Books


Comments

  1. This is so cute. By next Christmas I can have a special quiet book finished. GS will be about 19 months old, just right age for it! Thank you!
    by Pat Winters
    January 03rd, 2014 at 8:12 a.m.
  2. Very Cute! Love this. Can't wait to make mine.
    by Sigrid
    January 03rd, 2014 at 8:54 a.m.
  3. Yes! I am so happy for this series!! I've wanted to make a quiet book for years!!!
    by Melodee
    January 03rd, 2014 at 9:11 a.m.
  4. Is this a new series for 2014 that is just starting up? Is it similar to a block of the month? * Yes...but it is weekly.  Every Week you will be able to see a new Quiet book page on Cutting Corners College. Choose your favorite pages to personalize your Quiet book.
    by Candias
    January 03rd, 2014 at 2:33 p.m.
  5. Love this idea and thread! Quiet books are really needed! I feel every church should have them on the pews!!
    by Sue C
    January 03rd, 2014 at 7:07 p.m.
  6. Cute...but I am not sure what to do with a mitten to keep my grand daughter quiet!
    by Tammy
    January 04th, 2014 at 4 p.m.
  7. Love this Thread! This is exactly what I need, it makes it a lot less intimating of a project to do with a weekly post.
    by meghan
    January 10th, 2014 at 8:03 p.m.
  8. I'm considering making a quilt out of these. Not sure how it would look. Perhaps book is better afterall.
    by Susan
    February 07th, 2014 at 1:57 p.m.


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