10 Minute Mitten Mend
You know those old-sweater mittens that were making the rounds on Pinterest and at craft sales for the last few years? Well, they’ve been out in the world long enough now that some of them need some mending. I noticed my co-worker’s mittens sitting out and when I complimented them, she quickly turned them over and showed me the holes on the inner thumb and palm.
She was delighted and flabbergasted to find out that I could mend these holes up for her before the damage became worse.
These holes were too big and the fabric too flimsy to darn up the holes effectively, so I decided to insert a patch of polar fleece between the layers under each hole and whip-stitch around the edge of the hole with embroidery floss.
I chose polar fleece because it’s actually relatively durable and I had some scraps sitting in my pile from when I made a robe for my daughter. (Just realizing I should do a post on that…) Also, with the colorful nature of the mittens, I didn’t mind using non-coordinating fabric and thread. For something more understated, I wouldn’t go with neon pink as a scrap.
It was a very quick fix to make these mittens warm and useful again. :-) Happy mending!