Step 1: MATERIALS
Step 2: TOOLS
Step 3: CUT SLEEVE
Step 4: LINING
Stitch along bottom, as close to the edge as possible. Flip fabrics over so right sides are facing out.
Measure about 2-2.5 inches from bottom of cuff and draw a line using chalk. Measure the width of your elastic and using that measurement plus about 1/4", drawer another line that distance from the first line. (my elastic was .5" so I drew my lines about .75" to leave room to thread though) This will create a channel to thread the elastic through later.
Now, fold in half, lining up the longer ends to each other (make sure the fleece is on the outside when you fold) and stitch along the edge, but try to keep the "channel" for the elastic open.
Step 5: ELASTIC AND ROUNDED TOP
Using a round object, such as a roll of tape, trace an arc at top of mitten. (this is still a raw edge)
Cut around the arc, leaving about 1/4" seam allowance.
At this point, you can also thread the elastic through. See next image for explanation.
When the elastic is through, bunch fabric together and pull elastic taught. While holding the elastic taught, stitch elastic ends together where they meet closest to the mitten.
Tuck elastic into mitten and stitch the opening closed.
Turn mitten inside out and stitch both sides, following the curve, but leaving the opening for the scraper.
At the openings, fold fabric over appx. 1/4" and stitch to create a finished edge.
I cut a circle, but any shape would do ( a heart would be cute!) and using yarn and a yarn needle, I stitched a blanket stitch around the shape!
Hope you enjoy!