Homespooled

 
I have a bunch of terry cloth leftover from a project a few years back.  This stuff is thick and takes up a lot of space.  To use it up, I've decided to make child & toddler sized bath mitts.  Anyone who has ever tried to put a glove on a kid's hand, or even just tried to get a kids thumb into the thumb of a mitt knows how hard it can be.   It sucks.  That's why I've decided to make these mitts finger/thumbless.  If you don't happen to have a giant pile of terry cloth sitting around, you can use old towels or washcloths to make these.  Use your judgment on the condition of the material. 

Materials required:
Terry cloth
Scissors
Sewing Machine
Thread
Strong Elastic (about 1/2" in width)
Optional: Trim/material to border wrist

To get started, you need to determine the size of hand you are making a bath mitt for.  If you happen to have the kid you're making it for hanging around, use their hand as your guide.  Make sure they'll have enough room for their hand in the mitt without it being too tight, plus an extra 1/4" - 1/2" border for you to sew around.  Make sure the wrist section at the bottom is wide enough to get their hand through (don't worry if it too loose, you're going to add an elastic to it), and long enough so that it sits below the wrist.

 

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