Step 8: Finishing touches on the mitten

For the sewing machine users, we are going to hem the hand opening shut, so this is where you'll be glad now that the flannel hand opening part is longer than the fleece part.

To make a hem, fold the excess flannel in half toward the fleece, and then fold it in again so that it is over the fleece now. Pin the hem down all the way around and slowly sew it in place. Make sure you catch the two folds of the flannel and the fleece by sewing as close to the edge of the flannel fold as possible.
Tip: It helps to move the needle position to the left if your machine offers that option, then you can use the foot as the sewing guide again.

*Note to the lucky serger owners: Since you cut the flannel and fleece hand opening part about the same size, you can just serge around the hand opening to connect the two pieces together here. Then fold the edge under about half an inch and stitch it down.

Once you do both hand openings, you're done with the Lovers' Mitten! If you don't plan to make the reusable pocket warmer, then you're all done! If you want to make one, you're almost done... so let's go to the next step!
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this would be a great idea for a sports fan during the cold month... Maybe make them out of team colors with the name of the team on them.
Love the idea! I've seen fleece with sports team logos on it at the store, but had always walked past it, so I need to check it out next time I'm there! =)
This is a great idea, guys might not get the biggest kick out of walking around with their hand in it, but it definitely would tell the girl he's with that he loves her by using it with her. From a guys point of view though I think if you were to make one of these use two different types of outer fabric. Maybe one half where his hand would go with his favorite sports team just to make his valentines day a little more masculine, less ego bruising. Though the idea is very cool and marketable as well, great job!
You know, I was thinking the same thing when I was making it! I had a limited selection of flannel at my fingertips, but I am totally going to try sports team colors next time! Thanks!
This is awesome! Very nice touching adding the pocket warmer. :)
Thanks! I hope it will help everyone stay warm this winter!

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