On the n-th day of school, my daughter lost her best mittens-favorite color, waterproof, and fit well. Since then, she has been stuck with her only mittens and never lost them again. They were made of one layer fleece. She went downhill skiing, country skiing, and school outside recess with them. They were wet and cold inside, there were ice blocks outside, because she plays snow angels, makes snow pancakes in her hands, and eats snow from her hands all the time. Still she didn’t complain a single word of her hands being cold all those times. Still she writes “I LOVE MOM” everywhere and every day. I was so moved and inspired by my daughter. I decided to stop being a “stepmother” (no offense to real life stepmothers please!), to show my love for her love to me. She is mine and I'm her Valentine. So I made waterproof mittens with her favorite color (pink) and my favorite color (gray), with heart on the back and “XO” on the front.
PUL fabric has long been used in shoes and sports clothes for waterproofing and wind-blocking. It’s what I used in this project. “X” and “O’ patches used on the front of the mittens are soft thin leather scrap. So to make this project you’ll need:
Paper, computer and printer to print the pattern pieces
Fleece fabric scraps in two colors
Waterproof PUL fabric scrap
Soft suede leather
Leather sewing needle
Universal sewing or quilting tools
Follow along the subsequent step by step Instructables. Have fun!
Step 1: Cut fabric
To speed up, cut once on two layers of fabric with right side together, for pattern pieces calling for cut 2. Always separate top cut to “LEFT” group and bottom cut to “RIGHT” group, so you don’t end up with two left mittens with no right mitten, two right mittens with no left mitten, or worse. Mark construction symbols on wrong side of fabric.