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Monday, July 18, 2011

Baby No-Scratch Mittens

Made three versions of a no-scratch mitten. I just eye-balled what I thought would be a newborn size. They might be a little large. One is out of T shirt cotton, not very warm. The second is out of fleece, a little warmer. And, warmest yet is a lined one. Might be way too hot for California, but it does get cold at night in the winter. This little guy I've been making things for is an October baby.

Sewing kept me busy for a day so I could stay inside in the air conditioning. It's 97 degrees here with a heat index of 115 degrees because of the humidity. I can't imagine what it would be like trying to survive this heat without the air. After our beastly awful winter, it's hard to complain.

If you would like to make some of these you could print out my pattern. You'd want to adjust your printer so that the mitt piece is the dimensions on my diagram.

You can right click on the picture, select copy and then paste it into your paint program. Print from there.

Hmmm. What shall I make next? Any suggestions?


Ann Gibson said...

Make some sheet savers. An old fashioned idea that I just loved. I got some as hand-me-downs but have never seen them in stores.

Dimensions: 27" long (width of crib), about 12" wide, with ties at 4 corners. Make of fabric quilted with cotton batting, with waterproof or tightly-woven bottom layer.

Tie the corners to the crib rails, over the sheets. Place baby on sheet saver. If baby soils the bed, remove the sheet saver, put the changed baby back down on the sheets. No need to change all the sheets in the middle of the night!

Mar said...

What a great idea! What waterproof fabric would you suggest? Don't want it to not breathe... I suppose any heavy fabric would do since the idea is to not soil the sheets. The sheet saver would get the "abuse". Old ideas are sometimes best. Thanks!

Ann Gibson said...

Neither of mine were truly waterproof. One had a bottom layer that appeared to be woven nylon; the other was just the same cotton chambray as the top. Both looked commercially made though one had been repaired. If I were making one I would just get pre-quilted cotton yardage and bind the edges with bias tape, but you could use recycled fabrics by quilting in your own batting.