These cute mitten ornaments are absolutely gorgeous on the Christmas tree! They are made of felted fabric with a pretty embroidered snowflake and finished with a classic blanket stitch around the perimeter. They’re the perfect mini mittens to bring the outside in this holiday season.
Mini Mitten Ornaments
My Aunty L. first made these mini felted mitten ornaments for me years ago, and I STILL love them so much. I learned to make them and will certainly be making them for many years to come. The mittens remain one of my all-time favourite tree ornaments (along with these felt & wood bead ornaments).
How to Make Mini Felted Mitten Ornaments
These mini felted mittens are pretty easy to make if you’ve done a tiny bit of hand-sewing before. They’re made of red felt (2 pieces) which are stitched together with a perimeter blanket stitch. The embroidered pattern only goes through the first piece of fabric so that the back of the mitten ornament is plain felt.
- Felt Fabric (dollar store, fabric store, or even thin/old sweaters)
- Thick Embroidery String
- Embroidery Needle (with a big-enough eye to fit the string into)
- Cut out a mitten shape from the felt. I didn’t use a template – it can kind of look fun if there are slightly different sizes and shapes.
- Use the shape you’ve just cut out to cut out a matching second shape. Now you have both the front and the back pieces.
- Set aside one piece. You’ll be doing the centre embroidery pattern on only one piece per mitten (as if the tiny mitten were going to actually be worn).
- Use the embroidery string to create a snowflake pattern on the felt. My Aunt also added four little stitches right across the bottom, which looks very cute. Check Pinterest for holiday embroidery ideas if you get bored of just making snowflakes!
- Lay the embroidered piece on top of the plain piece with the pretty side outwards. Stitch them together using a perimeter blanket stitch. Go all the way around the mitten. This perimeter stitch can be done in the same colour as the center pattern or in a different, complementary shade.
- Finish the mitten ornament off with a string loop that’s big enough to fit onto a branch, but not so long that the ornament gets all tangled in lower branches.
xo Thank-You Aunty L!!!
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