How to Make Fleece Mittens with Faux Fur

These fleece mittens have a super soft bear skin faux fur lining that makes your hands feel warm and cozy. You can also use smooth minky, sherpa minky, or another layer of fleece as a lining.

This is a quick and easy project that’s great for gifts for children and adults, especially when paired with a matching fleece hat!

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Instructions

Step 1: Cut the pieces

Print, tape, and cut out the pattern pieces. I’ve done a small, medium, and large, but if you need them to be smaller or larger, it’s easy to use my lines as a guide.

Fleece Mittens with Faux Fur - Tape the patterns together
Fleece Mittens with Faux Fur - Cut out the patterns

Lay out the fleece with the wrong side up.
Stretch the fleece both ways to figure out which is stretchier. Place the pattern pieces accordingly.

Trace around the mitten back piece, the upper front piece, and the lower front piece. Cut them out.

Fleece Mittens with Faux Fur - Trace around the pattern pieces
Fleece Mittens with Faux Fur - Trace around the pattern pieces
Fleece Mittens with Faux Fur - Cut out the pattern pieces
Fleece Mittens with Faux Fur - Finish cutting out the pattern pieces

Lay out the faux fur with the wrong side up. Flip over the pattern pieces and trace.

When cutting out the faux fur, try short snips to avoid cutting the pile too much.

Fleece Mittens with Faux Fur - Trace the pattern on the faux fur
Fleece Mittens with Faux Fur - Cut out the faux fur

Step 2: Sew the fleece

Pin the upper and lower fleece fronts together with right sides facing so the thumb lines up.

Fleece Mittens with Faux Fur - Line up the thumbs
Fleece Mittens with Faux Fur - Pin the thumb

Sew across what will be the palm and around the thumb with about an 1/8” seam allowance. Stop when you’re even with the palm line. Backstitch at the beginning and end.

Pin the front and back pieces together with right sides facing.

Fleece Mittens with Faux Fur - Sew across the palm
Fleece Mittens with Faux Fur - Sew around the thumb
Fleece Mittens with Faux Fur - Line up the front and back pieces
Fleece Mittens with Faux Fur - Pin the front and back pieces

Start from the bottom and sew around until you get to the thumb. Flip the thumb and start new stitching on the other side. Continue until you get to the bottom. Leave the bottom open.

Trim any excess fleece.

Fleece Mittens with Faux Fur - Start sewing from the bottom
Fleece Mittens with Faux Fur - Stop at the thumb and flip it
Fleece Mittens with Faux Fur - Start stitching again on the other side of the thumb
Fleece Mittens with Faux Fur - Trim excess fleece

Step 3: Sew the faux fur lining

Repeat the same steps for the lining.

You can use a pin to pull out the pile that gets flattened in the seam.

Fleece Mittens with Faux Fur - Line up thumbs of lining
Fleece Mittens with Faux Fur - Sew around the thumb and across the palm
Fleece Mittens with Faux Fur - Pin front and back together
Fleece Mittens with Faux Fur - Sew around, stopping to flip the thumb
Fleece Mittens with Faux Fur - Stop at the bottom

Step 4: Sew the bottom

Turn the lining right side out. Slip the lining into the fleece and pin around the bottom.

Sew around the bottom with a ¼” seam allowance. Leave a gap of about 2 or 3 inches.

Fleece Mittens with Faux Fur - Turn the lining right side out
Fleece Mittens with Faux Fur - Slip the lining inside the fleece
Fleece Mittens with Faux Fur - Pin around the bottom
Fleece Mittens with Faux Fur - Sew around the bottom leaving a gap

Pull the mitten through the hole. Fit the lining into the fleece.

Fleece Mittens with Faux Fur - Pull mitten through the hole
Fleece Mittens with Faux Fur - Fit the lining into the fleece
Fleece Mittens with Faux Fur - Push out the thumb

Hand sew the opening shut with a hidden stitch.

Fleece Mittens with Faux Fur - Hand sew the opening
Fleece Mittens with Faux Fur - Finish sewing the gap

Fold the bottom up to where you want it. You could tack in place with a few stitches, but I like to keep it adjustable. This way you can even unfold it all the way so there’s no gap between the mitten and your jacket sleeves.

Fleece Mittens with Faux Fur - Turn the cuff of the mitten up

Repeat these steps for the other mitten, just remember to flip the pattern pieces the opposite of how you had them the first time. So the pattern pieces should be flipped to the back for the fleece and they should face up for the faux fur.

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How do the sizes compare to age of child and size for adults?
A shopper on Dec 22, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The medium and large are good for adults. We don't have an age range for the children's size. We suggest sewing the fleece together on one mitten to judge if you need to make it larger or smaller. You can draw outside or inside the lines on the pattern to adjust the size. But you won't want to make the thumb too much narrower than it is on the size small.
Can’t find anywhere it tells how much fabric is needed to make the fleece mittens How much per mitten?
A shopper on Dec 20, 2017
BEST ANSWER: You can get 2 sets of mittens out of half a yard.
Not a question just a comment...these mittens are wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing! I made the palm and inside of the thumb out of soft leather and I love them. Wish I could include a picture but this is not an option. ?
A shopper on Feb 12, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for commenting! Uploading a photo isn't currently an option, but you can email it to us at makersmill@onlinefabricstore.net. We'd really love to see them! We may want to add them to the end this post so other people can see too.