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|Our project this month is a pair of polar fleece mittens adorned with decorative stitches that can
be found on almost any Pfaff sewing machine. They are sure to be appreciated by any little girl for
the upcoming cool weather.
|Supplies You'll Need:
- Easy Mittens #603 pattern available through Nancy's Notions, PO Box 683, Beaver Dam, WI
53916-0683, 1-200-833-0690. Also we have a printable diagram attached.
- Polar fleece. Refer to pattern for appropriate yardage
- 2-5" square pieces of fabric for the collar applique'
- 2-5" square pieces of fabric for the face applique'
- 2-4 1/2" squares of fusible interfacing
- 2-4 1/2" squares of transweb
- Approximately 6 yards of yarn for the braids and bangs
Helpful suggestion: Make a photocopy of the necessary mitten pattern pieces, as well as, the
pieces for the face and collar. Cut the pieces out and set aside.
- 10" piece of cardboard
- Elastic Refer to pattern for appropriate width and yardage
- Cotty 12 thread in desired colors for the face features and appliqueing the face and collar
- Size 100 Topstitch Needle
- All purpose thread to match the polar fleece
- 1 1/2 yards-1/8" ribbon for braid bows
- 2 small rose flowers for embellishing or decoration of choice
- Open toe embroidery foot
- 1/4" Quilt foot for accurate 1/4" seams
- Disappearing ink marker
- Sullivan Fray stop
- any Pfaff machine model
|Making the bangs and braids:
- Wrap the yarn around the 10" piece of cardboard about 20 times.
- Slip the yarn off the cardboard and cut in half.
- Sew the yarn together in the center.
- Set aside.
- Wrap the yarn around 4 fingers about 12 times.
- Slip the yarn off your fingers and cut in half.
- Slightly spread the yarn so it measures approximately 3/4".
- Set aside.
- Repeat the above steps for another set.
|Suggested Embroidery Settings:
Use Cotty thread and size 100 Topstitch Needle:
- Eyelashes -- Program #12, Length 1.5mm, Width 3.0mm, Mirror Image
- Smile -- Program #52, Length 18mm, Width 6.0mm, Density .45, Single Pattern
- Face Edge and Collar -- Program #02, Length .50mm, Width 3.5mm
- Center the face pattern on the right side of the face fabric.
Trace the pattern face with a disappearing ink marker.
- Transfer all markings.
- Apply fusible interfacing to the wrong side according to manufacturer's directions.
- Stitch the eyelashes and the smile using the suggested programs and settings. Use the dots as
the starting point for each feature.
- Apply transweb to the wrong side.
- Remove the paper backing and cut on the line.
- Apply fray stop to the edge. Set aside and allow to dry.
- Place the right side of pattern piece, Back A, on the right side of the polar fleece and
trace using a disappearing ink marker.
- Place the face on the right side of the polar fleece in the desired position and trace.
- Place the center of the 20" piece of yarn at the center top of the circle. Sew in place.
Be sure the yarn is flat. See diagram A.
- Place the shorter piece of yarn approximately 1/4" from the top edge of the circle over
the previous yarn. Stitch in place through all layers. The yarn is long, but don't worry.
It will be trimmed later.
- Push the yarn for the braids to each side and the bangs up. Place the embroidered face
over the yarn and iron in place.
- Starting at the top, satin stitch around the outer edge using the suggested settings and the
Open toe embroidery foot.
- Apply fusible interfacing and the transweb to the wrong side of the collar fabric following
- Trace the collar on the right side of the fabric with a disappearing ink marker.
- Remove the paper backing of the transweb web and cut along the line.
- Apply fray stop to the edge. Allow to dry.
- Iron the collar in place on pattern piece Back A.
- Satin stitch in place using suggested setting.
- Tack the rosebud or desired embellishment in place on the collar.
- Braid the yarn to the desired length and secure with a piece of yarn.
- Tack the braids in lace near the collar. DO NOT trim the extra yarn at this time.
- Repeat above steps for the remaining mitten. Please Note: Be sure to place the wrong
side of pattern piece, Back A, on the right side of the polar fleece so you don't make
two mittens for the same hand.
- Complete the mittens according to pattern directions for lined mittens. Be sure when
joining the mitten lining and the mitten shell that all yarn is moved out of the stitching path.
- Tie ribbon in a bow at the secured section of each braid.
- Trim the braids and bangs to desired length.
|The mittens are now ready
to keep your loved one as warm as toast!!
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