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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

On the 5th Day of Christmas...

Good morning everyone!  Before today's post, the winner of the Embroidery Pattern is Shannon! Send us an email at ripe4harvest@msn.com with your address!  Congratulations!

And for the 5th Day of Christmas, we are sewing...






Rag Mitten Ornament

Homespun or Flannel - Scraps will work, you'll need a front and back fabric
Template Shape - Trace a small mitten or draw one
Perle Cotton #5 plus Chenille #20 needle
Buttons, Bells, Rick Rack or other notions
12" Silk Embroidery Ribbon (4mm) or ribbon small enough for the needle




1.  Cut our your shape on both fabrics, make sure it's 2-4 layers thick for each one.


2.  Cut out the bottom part of the mitten (if that is what you chose for a shape).


3.  Arrange the shapes so you have a one the front and back fabric showing.  Pin together.  Pin the bottom part fabric, pinning opposite colors to each side.  

4.  Using a 1/4" - 1/2" seam, sew around the shape, take your time!


5.  Sew a line across the mitten bottom, about 1" down from the top of the shape.


6.  Snip the top of the bottom mitten shape on both sides. Also snip the ends of the shape, don't snip through the sewing line!  Snip in 1/4" increments.


7.  Thread your needle with the Perle cotton, knot the end. Start at the middle line you sewed for the bottom of the mitten.  Come up through the middle of the snipped fabric to plant your knot. Trim the end close to the knot.


8.  Insert the needle at the line, bringing it through the back and wrap the thread around the needle.



9.  Pull through the slit of the snip, but not too tight.  Using your needle, separate the snips so there are a few on each side of the loop.  This makes a pretty looped effect all the way around the ornament.  When you get to the top the mitten bottom, tie off (take a small stitch, pull until you have a small loop and insert the needle through the loop, pull - make sure it knots!)  Switch thread colors and finish around the bottom.



10.   Fluff the ornament by shaking all the excess thread out and frilling the ends with your fingers. Run a quick gathering stitch across the bottom of the mitten sewing line, pull a little snug and tie off.  This gathers it just slightly.


11.  Thread the needle with the ribbon.  Pull the ribbon through the middle of the snips at the top, bringing it out about 5".  Remove the needle and thread the other end bringing it through the same way, but leave a loop at the top.  Tie a bow. 



12.  Add a piece of the Rick-Rack below the ragged mitten bottom.  Sew a zig-zag stitch to close the ends near the mitten.
Back...

13.   Add bells to one rick-rack end.  Thread and knot a needle, pull through one end of the rick-rack.  Add the bell to the needle, continue with a few bells.  Tie off.  Then put a few stitches to stitch both pieces together.  Sew on a button in the middle.  The one stitch will show on the back but it doesn't matter really, the ornament is very pretty!

 Done!


We are keeping the daily giveaway as simple as possible. To enter the giveaway, just leave a comment to that day's blog post and say that you want to be entered in the giveaway - one comment equals one entry. You can earn one additional entry by posting about the daily 12 Days of Christmas blog post on your blog, Facebook (add us, Theresa Powers or Jessica Munday, as friends on Facebook for verification) or twitter. Each day we will draw a winner and announce the winner the following day before the next daily post!

Today's giveaway is again going to be the 
Joyous Home Journal Christmas edition!


and the Daily Deal on Joyous Home is...

Farm House Rag Quilting Lessons
On sale for $12.50  - Regular price $25.00 
Complete Quilting Lessons for a finished Farm Rag Quilt - Color Photo Tutorials - Step by Step Photo - Download Now!

 Looks wonderful on a wall or big table!



Have a wonderful day everyone!

~Theresa and Jessica

20 comments:

Kari said...

Please enter me in today's giveaway. Thank you so much for the sweet crafts you're showcasing & the lovely giveaways every day.

Theresa and Jessica said...

You're very welcome Kari! Thanks for coming by!

Gary Phelps said...

Please enter me in your giveaway! Your craft ideas are such a blessing! The Lord has really gifted you all!

Juli said...

I would love to be entered in the giveaway!
email: julianne@catholic.org

MJ said...

Please enter me! I'd love to share it with my daughters! Thanks--

regina said...

Those are the cutest mittens! I think I'll make one for each grandchild. Thank you so much for sharing and please enter me in the giveaway!
Blessings,
Regina

Courtney said...

How lovely! Count me in :)

Courtney said...

I added you on Facebook. :)

Rice said...

I don't think 12 days is enough - I'm enjoying them too much! :0) Please enter me!

aklongs said...

Please enter me in your giveaway. Thank you!

Shannon said...

Super duper cute, ladies! I love making rag quilts, and these mittens look so easy and adorable. :) Thank you all again for this nice blog and giveaways!

Lilyofthevalley - Tanya said...

Count me in, please1 :)

P31WannaBe said...

What a cute project for beginning sew-ers. Filing this one away for my girls. Sure would love to see the magazine in my mailbox!

Jessie said...

Please enter me in the contest! Enjoying the daily ideas!

Krista said...

What an adorable ornament! Please enter me in the drawing.

Renee G said...

I love seeing your sewing ideas. Please enter me for today's drawing.
rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOt)com

sharon said...

Please enter me into the giveaway. Thank you for the daily giveaways!

Christine said...

Please enter me in today's give away. The rag mitten is really cute and the peanut butter cups sound yummy. I will have to try and find some chocolate that I can use (allergies).

mom2one+ said...

OH! Please enter me in today's drawing. I just LOVE checking my email each day to see what new project I will be undertaking!
Thanks!

Shirley Ann Vels said...

What a cute little decoration! Thanks for the tutorial. I would love to be entered into the giveaway too please ;o)

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