Sewing and Quilting

Warm and Cozy Fleece Mittens for Kids

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I’ve been sewing for a LONG time! Telling you how long, would almost be like telling you my age. So let’s just keep it at a LONG time.

I love sewing on cottons. I even love a good knit. But one thing I have not sewn with very much is fleece.

My Experience with Fleece

I took a little road trip with fleece years ago and made my kids some simple mittens. I even made my hubby a pair of inserts for his snow shoveling mittens. It was all pretty straight forward, I measured hands, added a bit, rounded off the corners and BINGO, I had my pattern.

You can’t have enough mittens in a house full of 8 kids, and so having a few extras around was a plus. Kids get outside and love to play in the snow. Now you have a bunch of wet mittens and you have to wait for them to dry.  However, I never really graduated from ‘Mitten Making 101’.

Fast Forward

Remember how I told you I’ve been sewing a LONG time. I love to sew! I have several machines, from vintage to computerized. We even have a treadle and it’s one of my favorites. I sometimes wished we had a bigger house. Maybe it’s good that we don’t.

So much for getting sidetracked…

I’ve had a sewing bug lately and I wanted to sew for the grand kiddos.  I love Craftsy and I recently got a Craftsy Unlimited Subscription. I stumbled across a class Sewing With Fleece: Essential Techniques with Pattie Otto.  She grew up in Wisconsin, so she knows about winter and keeping warm.

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Christmas In July Quilted Potholders

Who doesn’t find themselves reaching for the potholders on a regular basis. If you’re anything like me, there are never enough.

Do you use them until they’re REALLY worn out, or do you replace them often? I know I’m feeling the heat a bit too often through mine!

Of course I’m always out of step with the season. Snowmen in April? Yep, that’s me!

Well, it’s been a really rainy summer here and last Friday I was ready for a change of pace. Not only a change of pace in weather but for some cute new home decor to take into the upcoming seasons. I fell absolutely in love with this tutorial on Sew4Home for these ruffled potholders. I’ve been reading the site for a long time, but never doing…so I jumped in.

Looking through my small stash of fabrics, and I do mean small, I had some Robert Kaufman fabric, “Holly Jolly Christmas”. This is a great fabric. I fussy cut the little mouse with the spoon. Sew adorable!! I chose “Winter White” for my thread so that it would blend in with the fabrics.

My only change to my project from the tutorial was to make a hanging loop that lays flat against the back when not in use, or flips out for hanging.

This was my first set of quilted potholders. At first I didn’t have the walking foot, but after some issues with shifting, I broke down and bought the walking foot. It went so much better! Now I’m ready to try some more.

Thanks for stopping by today and we’ll see you next time!