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Project

Monster Mittens

Introduction

Try a pair of fire-breathing dragons for maximum toastiness. If it's bitingly cold, however, our shark works best. Lion mittens are especially good when the wind roars. To create them, simply sew features cut from felt to fleece mittens. Buttons and embroidery will complete the face.

Materials

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Download and print the monster mittens template. Attach felt pieces to fleece mittens with all-purpose thread and a sewing needle. Use embroidery floss to create nostrils, and sew on buttons for eyes.

  2. Step 2

    Cut out three felt fins; sew on. For teeth, sew white rickrack to front curve of glove.

  3. Step 3

    For mane, cut 2 wide felt pieces to cover the top 3/4 of mitten. Crease felt lengthwise down the middle with an iron. Pin pieces together, and cut a fringe on each side with pinking shears. Sew to mitten along the crease. Glue pink and orange felt triangles together for ears, and sew on; cut a felt tongue, and sew on underside of mitten.

  4. Step 4

    Cut two same-shape felt pieces for scales. Stack; slide top piece down. Pin; crease down the middle with an iron, and sew to glove. Sew on a notched rectangle for a darting tongue.

Source
The Martha Stewart Show, January 2008

Reviews (11)

  • Nallaah_Stormrage 4 Jul, 2014

    This crafting project was a lifesaver at my nephew's birthday party where we'd planned outdoor activities...when nature decided to send massive amounts of snow our way. This party guests, young and old, loved this activity. It's definitely a keeper and going in the "permanent" file. Thank you so much for sharing this with us!

    Nallaah
    Chicago

  • akPhilly 16 Dec, 2011

    These are so adorable! Think I'll make a pair for myself even though I'm 29 :) ! I've seen adults wearing those animal knit winter hats, so why not. Think I'll make the dragon ones, just have to find adult size mittens! Did they show a pic of the dinosaur ones, or was it shown on the segment? Don't seem to remember seeing a finished product for them.

  • maggievanfossan 27 Nov, 2011

    There doesn't appear to be a pattern for the mittens. The directions say "add felt to fleece mittens". Apparently you provide the fleece mittens and decorate them. A pattern would have been nice.

  • busybeads 29 Oct, 2011

    to get the pattern you download it

  • XmasBaby 6 Jan, 2010

    How do I get the mitten pattern. Tried to no avail. Only templates for decorating tops

  • nicnicolas1 12 Oct, 2008

    this is a neat patty idea!!

  • MermaidGirl 10 Sep, 2008

    I wanted the horse pattern and deleted the episode from Tivo before I could get a good look at it. Any suggestions?

  • Rundis 21 Aug, 2008

    The template is in the copy of the article... Mittens How-To
    Download and print the monster mittens template.

    you will see the area that is in a blue color and not black text. click you mouse over the words and it will pop up a pdf template for you. As for the penguin. Dont see that template..

  • suzanne277 23 Jun, 2008

    Unable to download any pattern. Anyone else having that issue.

  • mis_cue 2 Mar, 2008

    these look fantastic! i think my son will love them next winter

  • ctiggelman 1 Feb, 2008

    I don't know where to find the penguin template but the template that came with the "Monster Mitten" page I'm on now didn't have it and this page was a pop up from the day it ran. Personally, I'm not too happy with the results of this website.