Vintage Mitten Ornament

Create a vintage ornament out of felt with the help of mitten dies.


  • Nested Mitten dies
  • Die cutting machine (Wizard™ used here)
  • Sewing machine
  • Embroidery floss and needle
  • Charm fragments
  • Clear, dimensional glaze (Glossy Accents used here)
  • Scissors
  • Coarse glitter
  • Vintage images (Crafty Secrets Little Blessings Creative Scraps used here)
  • Embellishments, to decorate your mitten


  1. Step 1

    Fold felt in half so you can cut two of the large Nested Mittens.

    Make sure the right sides are facing each other

  2. Step 2

    With a sewing machine, sew both mittens around edge, leave top open.

  3. Step 3

    Thread your needle with a color of thread of your choice. Start at the top (inside), and pull toward the outside edge.

  4. Step 4

    Insert needle back into felt about 1/4” from the beginning.

  5. Pull needle through the loop as shown.

  6. Step 5

    Count down two sewing machine stitches, and repeat the same stitch as before.

  7. Continue all the way around the mitten.

  8. Step 6

    Select your image. Put Glossy Accents on one side of the fragment, and place on the image. Do this for all four pieces.

  9. Step 7

    When dry, cut out all fragments.

  10. Step 8

    Pull same color thread used for the stitching through holes in each fragment.

  11. Step 9

    Apply Glossy accents to the front of your mitten.

    The Stampin’ Up! paper is the back of their Stampin' Dimensionals. I use it because it’s slick, and glitter doesn’t stick to it.

  12. Step 10

    Smooth Glossy Accents out over the mitten with a piece of scrap paper. Add glitter and tap off excess.

  13. Step 11

    Make a loop with the same thread you used for the stitching, and tie a knot.

  14. Step 12

    Gather up the fragment pieces, and tie a knot toward the top. With needle and thread sew them on the mittens. Do the same for the loop above.

  15. Step 13

    Add more Glossy Accents where the threads were cut so they do not fray.

  16. Step 14

    For this sample a feather boa was airbrushed with the Tea Rose Copic Marker. It was attached to the mitten with Glossy Accents.

  17. When dry, the flower, bow, and heart stick pins were added to finish the ornament.



  1. No sewing neccessary
    Use Liquid Fusible web to adhere your mitten pieces together instead of sewing them.

Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Vintage Mitten Ornament. Try this technique, then upload your artwork to the gallery. Show us your creations!

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Questions and Comments

We'd love to get your feedback or questions. Leave your comment below.

Great job Beate! Rather than the sewing with the thread to hold the "dangly charms" on the mitten-why not just a couple of dots of hot glue?
Susanne  |  Wed Nov 3, 2010 at 6:22 AM
OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THIS IS SOOOOOO ME wink
THANKS FOR SHARING.................
Molli  |  Wed Nov 3, 2010 at 2:19 PM
Jael  |  Thu Nov 4, 2010 at 7:33 AM
This is absolutely splendid! I wish there was a way to "favorite" this, like there is with the gallery.
Cindy E.  |  Thu Nov 4, 2010 at 10:50 AM
Beate, it's a beautiful project. What kind of thread or floss are you using? I'm having a terrible time with the floss separating. smile
gail  |  Sat Nov 13, 2010 at 2:18 PM
Where can you get the charm fragments? This is beautiful!
marthafearsme  |  Wed Nov 30, 2011 at 9:18 AM
Marthafearsme, I use tim holtz fragments, you can get them anywhere that sells tim holz goodies, I got mine at Hobby Lobby
Molli Frey  |  Wed Nov 30, 2011 at 9:21 AM
Sorry, Gail that I didn't see your question. I used embroidery floss and separated two strands I think to stitch the outside.

Martha, those fragments are made by Ranger. You can find them in most hobby and online stores.
beate  |  Wed Nov 30, 2011 at 9:38 AM
thanks! smile
gail  |  Wed Nov 30, 2011 at 9:50 AM
What a great idea. So cute and simple.
lisa mala6  |  Wed Nov 30, 2011 at 4:47 PM
I just love, love the mitten ornament! Thank you so much for sharing!!
LuAnn  |  Wed Nov 30, 2011 at 5:00 PM

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