1.) Trace hands on to scrap fabric, tissue paper, or regular paper.
2.) Draw desired shape around hand, adding 3/4" - 1" all around for seam allowance and to make sure mitten doesn't fit to tightly, or is to loose.
3.) On the pattern piece, mark at the bend in the wrist and at the base of the thumb. Draw a line between these two points.
4.) Measure 5/8" from wrist line. This should be where your wrist is the narrowist. This is your elastic placement line. **NOTE** Depending on fabric used, elastic may not be needed.
5.) Measure 3" - 4", depending on desired length, from your wrist line to denote bottom hem. **NOTE** 3" gave me a nice cuff length. A 4" length would give you some nice extra room for adding embellishments (Ribbon, ruffle, lace trim ECT.)
5.5) For a flared cuff or ruffles, measure 1 1/2" - 2" from either side of bottom. Extend hem to those points. Draw ling from elastic line to new bottom hem points creating a trapazoid shape. Round out curves.
6.) Cut out pattern pieces.
7.) Cut 4 of desired fabric. **NOTE** Ideal fabric would be a stretch knit or fleece. I used a fuzzy short pile fur that had some stretch, but not much.
8.) On the fabric, make small mark approximately 1/4" from thumb divet. This denotes the seam allowance. **NOTE** The seam can be adjusted for better fit.
9.) Seam 1/4" all around. Go slowly around the tip of the thumb to get the correct curve.
10.) Carefully clip thumb at the divet so NOT to cut your seam. **NOTE** Depending on fabric used, you may not need elastic and can skip to step 15.
12.) Using your pattern, mark your elastic line.
13.) Wrap 1/4" elastic around wrist so it holds, but isn't to tight.
14.) Add elastic at elastic line.
15.) Hem bottom of cuff. At this point you would add decorative trim, ruffle, ECT.
16.) Turn right side out and DONE!
Fabric notes: As stated before, use a stretch knit or fleece with this pattern. If you are using a fabric that does not stretch, I HIGHLY recommed making a test pattern first to adjust if needed.
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