Dec 28 2007

First Sewing, Child Mittens w/Thumbs

Published by at 12:06 am under Animal Materials

I’ve finally started on the second pair of mittens. And I’m surprised how well it goes. After I made the patterns and cut out the fur and buckskin it’s really just a matter of thinking it through. I’m not going to reprint the patterns, since that would be almost a total rip off from this book. I have now sewed up the thumbs on both hands. The rest should be piece of cake.

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Tips:

  • Make an extra stitch in the corner of the thumb for extra strenght in a critical point.
  • Use broken needles or whatever to pin the piece together while sewing.
  • Pull out the fur from the seams after you have turned it. This will make the garnment look like it’s made from one single piece of skin.
  • Don’t use overhand stitches, but single (or double) running stitches. That definitely looks better on the product. And will probably make it more airproof too.

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Note to self (and who it might concern) for next mitten pair: Make flat seams around the thumbs for a more comfortable fit.

Regards
Torjus

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One Response to “First Sewing, Child Mittens w/Thumbs”

  1. Marcon 28 Dec 2007 at 9:14 am

    looks very good
    did your daughter try them on allready?
    nice work Torjus!!

    Marc

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