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Stay warm in winter and create your own mittens. It's no fun when your hands and fingers feel almost frozen, but with handmade mittens lined with fleece, your hands will be toasty warm! This project is perfect for all skill levels, from beginner to advanced.

Want to create something for charity? These mittens can also be donated. View the list of charities that accept this item below →

What you need:

  • 30cm x WOF of fabric (Knit, sweatshirt or fleece)
  • 20cm x 20cm of Ribbed Knit fabric
  • Printed pattern →
  • Sticky tape
  • Pins
  • Scissors
  • Matching thread
  • Sewing machine

Print the pattern to scale
Print the pattern with "scale to fit" turned off. You can check that your pattern is the correct size by measuring the 5cm test square.

Print the pattern out, cut the pattern pieces, and sticky tape them together matching the registration marks and letters. Cut out the pattern sizing that you need; small or large.

Echidna Mittens Project


  1. Cut out your material, which includes 4 mitten pieces and 2 band pieces.
    Echidna Mittens Project
  2. Starting with the mittens, place the right sides together and sew 1/4” around the outside of the mitten. Repeat for the second mitten.
  3. You may want to overlock around the outside of this to ensure it has a nice finish.
  4. Cut around the curved part of the mitten, without cutting through the stitch line. Shown in the image below.
    Echidna Mittens Project
  5. Turn your mittens inside out so the right side is facing.
    Echidna Mittens Project
  6. Fold your ribbing fabric and stitch down the edge.
    Echidna Mittens Project
  7. Now fold this down so that the right sides of the ribbing fabric is showing.
  8. Place the raw edge of the ribbing with the bottom of the mitten and stitch along the bottom. You can overlock this to make the edges neater
    Echidna Mittens Project
  9. Fold the band back down, repeat for the second mitten and you are finished.


These mittens can also be donated to charity. If you want to contribute to a great cause, the charities listed below accept handmade mittens. Just send your creations in to the mailing address provided.

Are you a charity that would accept this item? Contact us to have your details added here.


Magic Moments - Grandies
228 Forest Acres Drive
Lake Macdonald QLD 4563


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Echidna project material/ fabric requirements are an indication only and can seem to be generous. This has been intentional. Should you make a cutting or embroidery mistake you will have sufficient fabric to rectify your error.

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