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How to Make Fleece Mittens with Faux Fur Lining – Free Mitten Pattern

I’ve never been a big fan of winter gloves. My hands are always cold, and most gloves simply aren’t as warm as I’d like them to be.

That’s why I decided to switch over to wearing mittens! They are super cozy and warm, and they’re great for snowball fights with the kids! Plus, I get to make them myself!

Thanks to this neat printable fleece mitten pattern I have made, sewing mittens becomes a quick and fun project suitable for sewing enthusiasts of all skill levels.

Just download the free pattern below, then follow this tutorial and you’ll be done in no time! After making the sweater mittens last week, I decided that I badly need a pair of fur lined mittens with cuff. A gal can never have enough accessories, right?

Now let’s go learn how to make mittens!

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How to Sew Mittens

Watch the diy mittens video first and then follow the written step by step instructions below.
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STEP 1: Prepare the mitten pattern

The first thing you’ll be doing in this project is preparing our free fleece mitten pattern for use.

Download the printable mitten pattern and print it out on a piece of paper. Set the size to 100% on US settings.

This mitten sewing pattern of ours comes in three different sizes, so you’ll need to choose the most adequate for you.

Cut out the excess paper and the fleece mitten pattern will be ready for action. You will have three pattern pieces, one for the front of the mitten, one for the back, and one for the body.

STEP 2: Cut out the fabrics

Set the main fabric on your workspace with its wrong side up. Use your mitten pattern printable as a guide and cut out the fabric. You will need one piece of fabric from each pattern piece for one mitten. Flip the pattern with the wrong side up and cut again all three pieces.

Repeat the cutting process with the faux fur, but flip the pattern pieces to the other side before you cut. Be careful while you cut it, make short cuts so that you doesn’t cut the pile too much.

TIP: Remember to wash the fabric thoroughly before you start cutting it. This will prevent it from deforming or shrinking later on when the DIY mittens are finished.

STEP 3: Start sewing the mittens

Place an upper and lower fleece front on top of each other with their right sides facing inward. Align the edges and secure everything with pins.

Make a stitch around the thumb and the short straight edge next to it. Use an eighth of an inch seam allowance and reinforce the seam with a backstitch.front stitching of the fleece mittens

Repeat the same with the second pair of fleece fronts for the second mitten.

STEP 4: Assemble the mitten body

Put one mitten front piece on top of one back piece with their right sides facing each other. Align the edges and secure the layers with pins.

Sew around the mitten, leaving the bottom unstitched. Once you reach the thumb, stop your stitch. Flip the thumb over and then keep sewing on the other side of the mitten..

Repeat the steps with the remaining fleece pieces.

Cut off the excess fabric around the fleece mittens and turn them both inside-out.

STEP 5: Make the fur lining

Now you’ll need to repeat the previous two steps with the fur fabric pieces.

Sew the front pieces first and then join them with the back pieces as you did with the fleece fabric pieces.


STEP 6: Join the lining and the fleece

Check if the lining fits your hand. If it does, everything is alright and you can proceed. If it doesn’t, the size you chose isn’t adequate, so you’ll need to start over with a slightly larger size.

Turn the fur lining right side out. Turn the fleece main body wrong side out.

Put the lining into the fleece body and make sure they are aligned on the inside. Pin the two layers together around the bottom opening.

Sew around the bottom with a quarter-inch seam allowance. Leave a small opening unstitched so that you can turn the mitten inside-out.

Repeat the process with the second pair of fleece and fur.

STEP 7: Finish the fleece mittens

Pull the fleece out through the gap you left unstitched earlier. After that, put the fur into the fleece main body. Straighten and align everything inside the mitten.

Grab a needle and a thread and sew the opening between the lining and the fleece shut with a hidden stitch.

Do the same with the second mitten.

Your new fleece mittens are now officially complete! But there is one more thing you can do if you want to, so check out the next, optional, step.

STEP 8 (OPTIONAL): Fold and secure the cuff

If you want your mittens a bit longer and warmer, you can leave them as they are. But if you want to give them a look that’s a tad more stylish, fold down the cuff about 3 inches.

Now you can secure it in place with a few stitches on each side or leave it unsewn so you can either fold it down or keep them longer.

I hope you liked this tutorial! Now that you know how to make mittens, go ahead and make a pair for all your family members! Then come back here and let us know how they turned out down in the comment section. Enjoy those snowball fights with your new fleece mittens!

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Eff | Food Daydreaming - February 3, 2021

These look so lovely and warm! Thanks for sharing with the fiesta

Lorna - The Writing Greyhound - February 5, 2021

These are lovely! Fab tutorial #pocolo

    Helen - February 8, 2021

    Thank you, Lorna. They are perfect for the coldest days

Ann - February 6, 2021

Oh, they look so nice and warm! Thank you for sharing at Party In Your PJ’s.

    Helen - February 8, 2021

    Thank you, Ann. I love a good pair of mittens

Donna B Reidland - February 6, 2021

Mittens are so much warmer than gloves but you don’t see them so much anymore. What a great idea to make your own.

    Helen - February 8, 2021

    Yes, I rarely find them anymore and this is why I made my own.

Shelbee on the Edge - February 7, 2021

I always love and appreciate a cute cozy pair of mittens! These are adorable! Thanks for linking with me.


    Helen - February 8, 2021

    I love them too. Cozy and warm.. so warm

Johanne Poulin - February 7, 2021

Thank for this great DIY 🙂

    Helen - February 8, 2021

    You are welcome, Johanne. I’m so glad you liked it

anna - February 8, 2021

Super cute !!!!

Sarah-Marie - February 8, 2021

This looks like a fabulous project – especially with all the snow we’ve been having! #PoCoLo

    Helen - February 9, 2021

    I’m glad you liked it so much.

Sarita - February 10, 2021

These look pretty AND warm too – perfect for cold February days. Thanks for sharing at The Homestead Blog Hop!

Jennifer Dynys - February 11, 2021

These look so warm! Thank you for sharing the tutorial!

Donna @ Modern on Monticello - February 11, 2021

Great tutorial. I bet these are very warm and cozy on a very cold winter day. You always share such great sewing projects. #HomeMattersParty

Naush Samama - February 15, 2021

These mittens look so cozy. Thank you for sharing this tutorial with us at Meraki Link Party.

    Helen - February 15, 2021

    The mittens are super warm and cozy. I’m glad I got around to making them. Thanks for joining me today

Stephanie 139a - February 15, 2021

They look super warm and cosy – and Christmassy too! thanks for sharing with #PocoLo

Chance Cook - July 14, 2021

I want mittens for when it snows so that I can have a comfortable snowball fight. My hands always get too cold. I think I’ll buy some mittens first to try them out and then maybe make my own someday.

Susan Hayden - November 11, 2021

Do you have this pattern sized for small children (ages 4 and 6)? I would love to make them for my grandchildren.

Lynne - December 8, 2021

Thank you so much for this great pattern. My Dad has arthritis and finding warm mittens without finger slots is not easy. now he’ll be warm and toasty. Happy Holidays

Granny - January 19, 2022

Can I make a leather or faux leather for the palms for driving? My hands are always freezing when I drive or get gas ect. How would I make just for the palms & how would I attach it to the mittens.

Terese - December 19, 2022

Thank you for the free pattern. I just made a pair of these. Just an FYI to anyone else considering these….The thumb is too far to the outside and pulls the rest of the mitten off kilter. Not a big deal but it does feel weird. Also, be sure to make the outer mitten a bigger size than the inner. Otherwise, things get wrinkly and really tight. For example, I used the small size for both inner and outer and all the extra fabric just folded up and made the mittens just too small and unwearable. In hindsight, that should have been obvious but I flaked out and got excited.

Gail Cathcart - January 6, 2023

Made tge mitts good pattern pattern but but video was very fast had a hard time keeping up I am an experienced sewer but did not like video Gail

    Helen - January 8, 2023

    You can slow down the speed of the video in just 3 easy steps.
    1. Hover over the video and click the settings icon which resembles a gear. Click on it
    2. In the menu, scroll to find Playback speed and click it.
    3. Choose the speed you’d like. The smaller the number, the slower the video. 0.5 for example is just a half of the normal rate
    Hope that helps


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