Thursday, January 6, 2011
With just three pattern pieces plus cuffs, it only took a turn on the sewing machine for the outer mitten (cut from two wool sweaters previously felted in the wringer washer) with a repeat for the fleece lining cut from yardage, then sewing the cuffs to the lining and turning the wool mittens right-side out and the fleece-lining wrong-side out so they fit together correctly -- they were almost finished. A quick search through my buttons produced a couple suitable for attaching to the rolled cuffs so the mittens and their lining stay connected and I was done.
a link to the pattern I started with in case you're tempted to make your own. If you think you'd like them, don't put off as long as I did before trying a pair -- they really are very easy and even fun to make. I'm making a pair for myself right now.