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Kid Craft – The Wonder Mitten

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This is a super fast and easy Kid Craft, The Wonder Mitten. Made from micro fiber cloth it is both durable, multi functional and kids love them. Because microfiber cloth is super soft and lint free it can be used for just about anything gentle enough to be a kids wash cloth and can do chores like dusting, washing dishes, etc, in a snap..

They clean and dry streak and scratch free and make great eyeglass cloths, TV and PC Screen Dusters, polish mirrors and chrome to a high shine. The best part is they are washable and reusable. Micro Fiber Cloths are tough, durable and long lasting which makes them frugal in the long run and they trap dust so cleaning time is cut in half..

The pattern here is for a kid sized Wonder Mitten, simply enlarge the picture including the white area to fit an 11 x 8 1/2 inch piece of paper and transfer onto card stock for tracing right on the cloth. Make it bigger to fit an adult hand.
 
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Step 1: Materials

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To Make the Wonder Mitten plus 2 Eyeglass Cloths you will need:

1 - 16 x 16 Micro Fiber Cloth (I picked up a package of 36 at Costco for about $16)
Thread
Marker
Scissors
Straight Pins
Pattern (Below)
Sewing Machine or Serger

Step 2: Fold and Cut

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Fold Cloth in half lengthwise.

Place pattern piece at the bottom finished edge of the cloth. Trace with a Sharpie or similar fine tip marker.

I wanted a little longer sleeve so I moved my pattern up about 1.5 inches and cut up to the outline.

Pin around the inside of the outline and cut out.

Cut outline, take the remaining piece of cloth and cut in half for eyeglass cleaners.

On the raw cut edges run a blanket stitch or serge. Your eyeglass cleaners are done.
This is a really great idea!
DaveLH4 years ago
My wife and daughter are both working on one of these it looks very practical and useful.
DebH57 (author)  DaveLH4 years ago
Good to hear, how old is your daughter?
Donaldhrtc4 years ago
Looks very practical, are they washable?
DebH57 (author)  Donaldhrtc4 years ago
Yes they wash up really great Donald
HeidiR4 years ago
I could use one of these. Thanks
DebH57 (author)  HeidiR4 years ago
You will love them Heidi
JohnMac4 years ago
Very nice.
DebH57 (author)  JohnMac4 years ago
Thanks JohnMac
bethmez4 years ago
What a nice idea - anything to help lose those fingerprints
DebH57 (author)  bethmez4 years ago
Ain't it the truth Beth. Give them a pair and watch them have a ball
depotdevoid4 years ago
Hey cool, maybe I could use this to trick my daughter into enjoying cleaning . . .
DebH57 (author)  depotdevoid4 years ago
You would be surprised how many kids I work with think this one is just the cats meow. The little ones especially because they get to wipe thier hands all over everything. Never a dusty TV screen thats for sure.
Creativeman4 years ago
Oh by the way, my hand size is medium! Hint, Hint.....Cman
DebH57 (author)  Creativeman4 years ago
LOL CMan I will make you some Wonder Mittens, I need you to send me an outline of your hand.
Like this?....Cman
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DebH57 (author)  Creativeman4 years ago
You need to spread the thumb all the way out, but yes thats it.
Creativeman4 years ago
Nice! Cman
DebH57 (author)  Creativeman4 years ago
Thanks CMan
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