During my parents recent move I obtained several bins and boxes of my old things, their old things, and other random stuff. My mom gave me a bag full of hats and mittens that I added to my “things to repurpose” pile.
I also got to rummage through my mom’s sewing and craft bins. The things that didn’t make the cut for the move were up for grabs (score!). I was happy to take home several boxes of crafty goodies. :)
DIY Boho Fashion | Custom Lace and Leather Mittens
I put some of those hand-me-downs together to create some diy boho fashion, lace and leather mittens. I made two new pairs of mittens. The first pair of these custom choppers features a black leather heart with some red pinstripe peeking out below.
First I created a paper heart template with the classic half-fold method.
I then traced the paper heart onto the fabric to create two black pleather and two red pinstriped hearts.
The two hearts were pinned and sewn together.
The heart patch was pinned to the top of the mitten and hand-sewn on.
They turned out pretty simple and cute.
The second pair of mittens had some bohemian style with lace, ribbon, tulle, and studs. These leather choppers were size XL, and even though I often have a hard time fitting into normal women’s size gloves and mittens (I got artist hands), these mitts were pretty large on me. I decided to cut them apart and make smaller for a better fit.
With so much extra room to work with, I was able to cut off the seams on the outer leather shell and faux sheep skin liner for a custom fit.
Using an assortment of unique scraps from mom’s craft bin, I created a random yet cohesive pattern of lace, ribbon, and fabric pieces. This was then pinned to the top piece of the mitten, sewn on, and trimmed.
Working with right-sides facing, I pinned the leather pieces and sewed them together. The inner lining was also sewed together to fit inside the outer leather shell. Some adjustments were made to get the right fit for the mittens. A piece of elastic held on by gold studs was added across the wrist.
To finish off the mittens, I added a band of fleece to the bottom hem.
I’m pretty happy with the way these turned out. So…what do you think of my new, refashioned, diy boho mittens?