Christmas Character Bath Mitt

From JOANN

 

These adorable character bath mitts add a festive touch to any space in your home. An easy craft project, they are sure to bring a smile and add some extra holiday cheer this season.

SUPPLIES & TOOLS

COATS Dual Duty XP All-Purpose thread in coordinating colors

 

FOR THE SNOWMAN

YOU’LL NEED

1 white terry cloth hand towel

1 1/4 yards medium red rickrack

1/2 yard green grosgrain ribbon, 5/8″ wide

2 black buttons, 3/4″ diameter

1 orange carrot button, 1 1/4″ long

5 black buttons, 3/16″ diameter

1 white snowflake, 1 1/4″ diameter

 

DIRECTIONS

1.From the towel, cut 1 rectangle 9 1/2″ tall and 13 1/2″ wide, using the finished towel hem along the width.

2.Fold the terry cloth rectangle in half matching the finished lower edges and pin-mark the center line up the height of the rectangle.

3.On the left-hand portion, position the eyes, nose, and mouth as desired. Stitch in place with coordinating thread colors.

4.Along the lower edge, stitch 3 rows of rickrack about 3/8″ (.95cm) apart. If the towel has a woven border, use that/those lines as a guide for positioning.

5.Tie a ribbon bow and sew in place approximately 2″ (5.08cm) to the left of the center line along the rickrack. Stitch the snowflake over the bow center.

6.Fold the snowman rectangle right sides together, matching the finished lower edges. Stitch up the side and across the top using a 1/4″ (.64cm) seam allowance.

7.Turn the mitt right side out and press the edges firmly.

 

FOR THE REINDEER

YOU’LL NEED

1 brown hand towel

3″ square white felt

1 light brown felt rectangle, 9″ x 12”

1/2 yard green grosgrain ribbon, 5/8″ wide

1 red pompom, 1 1/4″ diameter

2 black buttons, 7/8″ diameter

Fusible web

 

DIRECTIONS

1.From the towel, cut 1 rectangle 9 1/2″ tall and 13 1/2 wide, using the finished towel hem along the width.

2.From the brown felt: Fold the rectangle in half to 4 1/2″ x 12″ and tuck the fusible web between the layers; fuse, following the manufacturer’s instructions. Cut: 2 antlers, using the template provided.

3.From the white felt: Back the felt with fusible web. Cut: 2 eyes, using the template provided.

4.Fold the terry cloth rectangle in half matching the finished lower edges and pin-mark the center line up the height of the rectangle.

5.Position the white felt eyes on the left portion of the mitt rectangle, fuse in place and zigzag the edges. Sew the black buttons at the lower end of each eye.

6.Sew the red pompom below the eyes to create the nose.

7.About 1″ below the nose, use a reverse zigzag stitch to sew a smile with red thread.

8.Tie a ribbon bow and sew 1 1/4″ from the lower edge, slightly off center.

9.Fold the reindeer rectangle right sides together, matching the finished lower edges. Stitch up the side and across the top using a 1/4″ (.64cm) seam allowance.

10.Turn the mitt right side out and press the edges firmly.

11.Position the antlers above the eyes at a slight angle and stitch in place along the portion overlapping the terry cloth.

 

FOR THE CHRISTMAS TREE

YOU’LL NEED

1 green hand towel

10 assorted buttons, less than 1/2″ diameter

1 yellow star button, 1 1/8″ diameter

1 yard red baby rickrack

 

DIRECTIONS

1.From the green towel, cut: 2 trees, using the template provided and placing it above the finished towel hem.

2.Using one terry cloth triangle, sew rickrack swags across the width at a slight angle or curve, depending on the desired appearance.

3.Sew the assorted buttons in place along the rickrack, keeping them out of the 1/4″ edge seam allowances.

4.Right sides together, position the second triangle over the embellished tree front. Stitch both sides, pivoting at the point.

5.Turn the mitt right side out, poke out the upper point, and press the edges firmly.

6.Sew the star on the tree top, extending it slightly beyond the point.

 

TIP: If the toes of your presser foot catch on the looped terry cloth, place a piece of clear tape around them to prevent it.

 

Find this craft and printable templates at joann.com