As you may now know, we are preparing for a new addition to our household, and this has prompted some slightly different sewing. The great news for me though is that sewing for babies is a great use for little scraps, like the bits left over from my recent toaster sweater. I had just enough to make some tiny mittens and a matching hat!
The hat is a self drafted template, with a simple cuff at the bottom. There are loads of tutorials out there for baby hats, but none of them were going to fit into the tiny scraps that I had left so I had to create my own. The cuff piece was 8cm high and a little smaller than twice the width of the hat template.
All I had to do was cut two ‘hats’ and a cuff. Sew the ‘hats’ together, right sight together. Sew the short ends of the cuff together, right sides together and press it in half wrong sides together. Then just match the raw edges of the hat and cuff together and sew round. Done in just a few minutes! Let me know if you would like a more detailed tutorial with pictures and I can definitely get one together.
To make the mittens was also pretty simple. I found this tutorial for drafting the pieces and just followed it through.
I used a little bit of grey ribbing for the cuffs this time because it was a bit stretcher than my jersey. I cut the lining from some soft grey t-shirt jersey (left over from these t-shirts) because there was literally nothing left of my French terry by this point! They are all soft and cosy on the inside because all the seams are enclosed.
Don’t they look cute just waiting for baby to pop them on. I’m sure this is just the first of perhaps many baby related posts, but when things are so quick and take so little fabric, why wouldn’t you sew them something!