Quilt Mittens Will Keep Your Hands Cozy in Style

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Keep your hands cozy in style with a pair of patchwork mittens. Not only are they fun and attractive but they’re also great projects for orphan quilt blocks.

Or, if you prefer, make a pair of plain mittens. The designer used wool for her cozy orange pair, however, layered and quilted cotton fabric, in prints or solids, will work just as well.

Cozy Patchwork Mittens

A 10″, 11″, or 12″ quilt block can be cut down the middle with half used for each mitten. Or choose a smaller block and add strips to the sides to create pieces large enough to cut the mitten backs (layered up and quilted first).

Cozy Patchwork Mittens

Mittens by Ann Baur.

Use a coordinating fabric for the remaining mitten pieces and consider using wool batting for extra warmth. Flannel, fleece, or Minky backing (mitten lining) will make the mittens extra cozy.

Cozy Patchwork Mittens

Mittens made with easy patchwork by @gabbiemakes.

If you’re making a quilted jacket it will be fun to create matching mittens from the leftovers. Or use remnants from a tattered old quilt.

Cozy Patchwork Mittens

Mittens made from an old quilt by @lindsey.adrianne.shop.

Regardless of how you choose to design your mittens, they’re sure to be fun and cozy when you’re done. They’ll also make great gifts for the holidays and other winter occasions.

Cozy Patchwork Mittens

Mittens made from a quilt block with a binding cuff by @fogandfiber.

Cozy Patchwork Mittens

Mittens made from an orphan block by Kelsey Williams.

Cozy Patchwork Mittens

Two mitten backs cut from one quilt block.

The mitten pattern designer, Kelsey Williams from Lovely and Enough, has created a tutorial that shows how she made a pair from a quilt block. To begin:

“Piece your chosen quilt block. Use the sizing guide in the Lovely and Enough mitten pattern to decide which size mitten you would like to make and, therefore, how big your quilt block needs to be. For a large mitten, you will need a 12” x 12” quilt block. Medium: 11” x 11”. Small: 10” x 10”.

If you would like the whole quilt block to be visible on your mittens … consider sewing a quilt block that finishes at 9” x 9” or less. Then add a border to each side of the block to achieve the size block you need for your chosen size of mitten.”

Get the free tutorial for adapting the mittens to patchwork at the following link.

Click here for the free “Quilt Mitten” tutorial.

You will also need the basic mitten pattern for sizes S, M, and L.

Click here to purchase the “Cozy Mitten” pattern.

  • You’ll find a lot of great tips for creating quilt mittens along with mockups using various blocks here.
  • A small 5″ version of the red and white block used in Kelsey’s mittens (to center on mitten backs) is available as a free tutorial here.
  • There are a lot of great tips for making the mitten pattern here.


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