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Tropical Fish

Mittens

carolina
fair
designs
Tropical Fish Mittens
General instructions:

These mittens can be made


in the following sizes:
by carolina fair designs
Small (12-24 months)
Medium (2T-4T) and
Large (5-7).
This eBook contains a pattern for mittens designed to look Look for the pattern pieces at
like a tropical fish. Since these mittens are puppet-like, the the end of these sewing
thumb spots are in the fish's fin. This doesn't prevent the instructions.
mittens from doing their main job - to keep little hands
warm, but it might prevent dexterity. However, what mitten Each set of cutting and
doesn't! sewing instructions is for one
mitten. If you want to make
two, then double the number
of pieces you cut, and repeat
the instructions for mitten
Notions: number two.
All seam allowances are ¼”.
1/3 yard pieces of fleece in your main color choice
Remember to always
Scraps of fleece for your coordinating fins and nose
backstitch your seams.
¼” elastic

Thread

Googly eyes, doll eyes, or buttons for eyes


The pattern and instructions
Hot glue gun (for attaching eyes) contained in this eBook are for
personal use only. No part may be
copied or transferred electronically
unless permission is given. Hand-
If you know someone who would like a made garments created by the
purchaser may be sold. U.S. and
copy of this pattern, please send them to international copyright laws apply.
my blog! Any questions may be directed to:
www.carolinafair.blogspot.com carolinafairdesigns@ymail.com.
Thank you for your honesty!

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Elastic
Elastic Size Chart

Each mitten will need 2


Mitten size pieces of elastic this

Instructions S
length

2 ½”

M 3”

L 3 ½”

1. Use chalk or fabric marker to transfer the elastic


placement line onto the wrong side of the mitten. All
you will really need is the beginning and end of the
line.

2. Attach a safety pin to one end of the elastic.

Place the other end over one of your markings and


anchor it to the mitten piece by stitching back and
forth a bit.

3. Then stretch the elastic and sew, holding the safety


pin.

4. When you come to the pin, unattach it and stitch


back and forth again to secure the elastic.

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Sewing Instructions
Tropical Fish

1. For these mittens you will need the following pattern pieces labeled with a number 1 and
letters a-f:

1a – fish body (cut one) All seam


1b – fish nose (cut one)
allowances
1c – thumb fin (cut two)
are ¼”.
1d – palm (cut one)
1e – lower fin (cut one)

Cut your fleece into the number of pieces specified.

I used a print for the fish body and lower fin, and fuzzy white fleece for the fish nose, thumb
fin, and palm. Note the direction of grain suggested on the pattern pieces for best results. You
may change the direction to accommodate a printed material for all pieces except 1b – fish
nose. This piece must be cut as specified so that you will be able to stretch it slightly as you
ease it to fit 1a.

2. Pin the nose (1b) to the


body (1a) right sides
together, matching the
notch first and then
stretching the sides of the
nose a bit to fit the body.

Stitch.

Clip the curved seams, as shown.

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3. Pin one thumb fin piece (1c) to the body, right
sides together, matching the double notches.

Pin the center first and then bend the sides


around to fit.

Stitch together, sewing only along the bottom


thumb edge.

4. Repeat, pinning and stitching the second


thumb piece to the palm (1d) in the same
way.

If you know that you are going to use


button eyes for your mitten, this would
be a great time to sew them on.
As for me, I never know which eyes I will
use until the end, so I sometimes end up
with some tricky button sewing.

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5. Cut two pieces of elastic using the Elastic Size Chart on page 3. Stitch one piece of elastic to
the wrong side of each mitten half along the elastic placement line, stretching it as you sew
(see elastic instructions on p.2).

6. Pin the two mitten pieces right


sides together, matching up the
thumb pieces and elastic lines.

Sandwich the lower fin piece (1e) in the


mitten at the bottom, matching the triple
notches and curves. (Pin the center first,
and bend the sides around like you had
to do for the thumb fin).

Stitch all the way around the mitten,


pivoting when you come to the thumb so
you stitch around the thumb pieces too.

Clip curves.

Turn right side out.

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7. Trim cuff edges to match.

To finish the edge, turn it to the inside ¼”.

Stitch.

8. Eye(s) – sew on a cute button or hot-glue on googly eyes.

Now, isn’t that sweet?

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1a
fish body fabric
(cut one) grainline

size S one inch

elastic placement line

1e
lower fin
(cut one)
size S

1b
fish nose
fabric
grainline
(cut one)

size S

1c
thum fabr
(cut b fin grainic
two) line

size S

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one inch

1d
palm
fabric
grainline
(cut one)

size S

elastic placement line

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one inch

1a fabric
grainline
fish body
(cut one)
size M

elastic placement line

size M

1b fabric
grainline

fish nose
(cut one)

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1c
one inch thum fabr
(cut b fin grainic
two) line
size
M

1e
lower fin
(cut one)
size M

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one inch

1d
palm
fabric
grainline
(cut one)

size M

elastic placement line

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1a fabric
grainline
one inch fish body
(cut one)
size L

elastic placement line

Note: I have moved the notches on this piece


to the inside so that it will fit on regular printer
paper. When you cut your material, be sure to
cut notches that point OUTWARD.

size L

1b fabric
grainline

fish nose
(cut one)

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1c
thum fabr
(cut b fin grainic
two) line
size
L
one inch

1e
lower fin
(cut one)

size L

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one inch

1d
palm
fabric
grainline
(cut one)

size L

elastic placement line

Note: do not
reduce the printer
margins to make this
page fit. The notches
above will be cut off a little,
but that's okay.
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