Sewing lining on mittens – the clever way

October 23, 2018 No Comments

Sewing lining on mittens – the clever way

October 23, 2018 No Comments

Sewing lining on mittens: A step by step tutorial.

You can easily add lining to my Tova mittens. I explain the simple way of sewing lining on the mittens in the instructions that come with the sewing pattern. But we all love to learn some next level sewing techniques, right?

So in this tutorial, I’ll show you how to add a lining with no visible seam allowance, inspired by the bagging methods used in the garment industry (sometimes also referred to as a burrito method).

The great thing about this method is that it hides the seam allowance at the cuffs, making sure the mittens are totally rub-free, which we all love I’m sure!

 

Tutorial: Sewing lining on a pair of mittens

 

How to lining on mittens

1. Mark two notches at the tip of the lining pieces for the glove pieces

The distance should be around 2.5 cm/1 inches. This will be the opening.

 

How to lining on mittens

2. Stitch together the front and back pieces of the lining,

Stop at the notches

 

How to lining on mittens

3. Stitch the outer mittens and the cuffs

Now you have all three pieces ready for assembly

 

How to lining on mittens

4. Pull the cuff over the mittens

The right sides of the mittens and cuffs should be facing each other

 

How to lining on mittens

 

5. Pull the lining over the mittens

The wrong side of the lining should face outwards

 

How to lining on mittens

6. Stitch together the lining, cuffs and outer mittens

 

How to lining on mittens

7. Pull the outer mittens through the opening of the lining

This where the magic happens, trust me!

 

How to lining on mittens

8. The lining, ready to be closed

 

How to lining on mittens

Option 1. Slip-stitch the lining by hand

This the most discreet way, and provides a beautiful result.

 

How to lining on mittens

Option 2. Machine stitch over the opening.

Fold in the edges and then stitch close to the edge, using a narrow zigzag stitch.

 

How to lining on mittens

9. Push in the lining

Make sure the lining also goes inside the thumb

 

How to lining on mittens

Bonus tip:

Tack stitches at the tip of the thumb and at the lower edge of the mittens to keep the lining in place (optional)

 

How to lining on mittens

The finished lined Tova Mittens. Hope you liked this more advanced way to add a lining, which I totally think could be worth the extra effort if you want your inside to look as nice as the outside.

And if you are a knitter, do you think this method could work on knitted mittens too?

 

Sewing lining on mittens: A step by step tutorial

 

 

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