Friday, December 30, 2011

Oliver + S Mittens

For Christmas I received my Oliver + S Little things to Sew from my sweet husband! I tried out a pattern from the book this week as another gift for my niece. Here they are:
The mitten pattern is the first one in the book and rated "easy". They were easy to sew, for sure! I used some pink micro-fleece and instead of using bias tape for the elastic casing, I used grey and pink checkered ribbon. I sewed my elastic right into it as I went along and it turned out great!
I like the added thumb. If you want to make some mittens yourself and don't have this book, I did a tutorial recently for some monogrammed mittens without the thumb, but these are great for a more active child, because they can still grip things! I like both versions! Hope you enjoy!