November 19, 2019
|Skill Level||Estimated Time|
|Beginner||30- 40 minutes|
Materials and Tools
- 2 cut mitten pieces
Simple instructions for basic functional rain mitts. Features an easy to use drawstring requiring the use of only one hand.
Note: this can also be done as a no-sew project, using seam tape in place of regular seams
To create your own pattern, draw a mitten shape slightly larger then your hand, allowing for range of motion, as well as seam allowance. Add a 3/4″ x 2″ tab on inside wrist corner. See photo below for reference.
Fold in both 2” tabs on outside corners and hem. This will finish/reinforce drawstring channel opening.
Fold straight edge in and sew a ¾” hem, creating the drawstring channel.
Fold in half, right sides together. Start seam at wrist, perpendicular to drawstring channel. Sew around edge of mitt until you reach the fold where the two sides come together. When sewing the inside curve of the thumb, avoid making a “v” shape with your seam. A rounded curve is more durable then a sharp corner . Backtack at start and finish of seam.
Use a bodkin to thread Dutch Cord through drawstring channel. (If you don’t have a bodkin a large safety pin works well for this) Thread only one strand through mini cord lock. Knot, fuse ends with flame.