We are mitt making machines over here at Bombazine. Whether it’s for school fetes, last minute thank-you gifts or reluctant family Kris Kringle production lines, we’ve been known to churn out dozens of these babies at a time. They’re quick. They’re easy. And best of all – they’re a great way to use up those leftover scraps of fabric that are too big to turf, but too small to make anything much with. They’re (almost) zero waste.
After posting snaps of some fete-destined mitts a while back we received a few queries about the pattern. So just in time for the silly season – based on Klarissa’s highly scientific, ever-evolving traced-hand pattern drafting technology, we bring you the Bombazine Mitt. It’s smaller and shorter than many mitts out there, inspired by those sweet Japanese half-mitts that can easily be slipped on when things heat up. Despite the small size, we believe they accommodate most man-hands – enabling the fellas to stay in the kitchen where they belong.
This pattern is perfect for sewing newbies, homemade gifters, scrap hoarders and sashiko experimenters. You can hand or machine quilt; go crazy with patchwork, boro and fancy stitching; or just keep it simple.
To make the mitt, you’ll need three scrap pieces, each at least 47x27cm in size, plus a hanger loop if you choose. For the outer layer, denims, linens and drills with a bit of weight are ideal. For the padding, 100 per cent felted wool remnants from coat making (or old 70s moth-eaten blankets) work best as wool provides much better heat insulation that quilting padding. And for the lining – knock yourself out with all your pretty woven scraps. Don’t let those lovely pieces go to waste.
You can download the pattern here – all instructions included – and don’t forget to tag your makes with #bombazinemitt so we can admire your handiwork and copy your quilting techniques 😉
Happy mitt-making friends xx