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Friday, November 19, 2010

{drab to fab hat & mittens}

It's getting chilly here, which means it's time for hat & mittens! This is a super simple way to give new or old winter wear a little makeover...drab to fab! The cost? I spent $1 on fabric, and used less than 1/4 yard, so 25 cents! Add in a glue stick, and about 4 inches of heat 'n bond, and we're talking a grand total of about 75 cents. Love it.

And trying to figure out which mittens go to what girl? Problem solved.

Drab to Fab Hat & Mittens

Hat: I made six rolled fabric flowers (click HERE for the tutorial)--three for each hat. I made two of them a little larger, with one smaller. The only thing I did differently was the way I folded the material in the beginning. Instead of taking my strip of fabric and rolling it up into a tube, I folded in in half, then ironed it flat. I did this because I wanted the frayed edges of the material to show on the flowers. Ironing it down makes a huge difference!

Mittens: I followed the directions on the heat 'n bond package to apply the "k" and "e" to each mitten. So easy, and SO darling!

Wintertime just got a little cuter. :)


P.S. My friend Lei, over at My Many Colored Days is having a super fun giveaway. Go check it out!


Blogger Kari said...

I'm so featuring these, thanks for sharing!!

November 19, 2010 at 5:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So cute!

November 19, 2010 at 5:47 PM  
Blogger Randi said...

Absolutely adorable ... I love the monogrammed mittens! May have to copy that idea.

November 19, 2010 at 7:23 PM  
Blogger Michelle D said...

These are adorable, just wish I had some kiddies to make some for! Do you think it would be silly to wear them myself?!! I think the hat would work for kids or adults!

November 19, 2010 at 8:55 PM  
Blogger Lei said...

Thanks Kierste!

November 20, 2010 at 1:51 AM  
Blogger Johnna Renee said...

Hi! I just wanted to let you know that I nominated you for a blog award on my blog! Take a look if you want to participate!


November 20, 2010 at 2:46 AM  
Blogger Lori Thompson said...

Very cleaver!

November 20, 2010 at 8:35 PM  
Blogger ~Bekah said...

FYI i found your blog from Ucreate and I'm featuring this adorable drab to fab mittens and hat on my Tutorials Tuesday post tomorrow :)! too cute for words!!

November 22, 2010 at 1:15 PM  
Blogger Nike@ChooseToThrive said...

So cute! Off to do that for my girls' mittens.

November 22, 2010 at 1:58 PM  
Blogger Flannery Buchanan said...

OMG-love!!! Where did you get the hat? I want to recreate!

We're going to link to this on our FB page.

Flannery @

November 22, 2010 at 4:59 PM  
Blogger brown paper packages said...

Flannery--The hats are from Old Navy--I bought the last year.

November 22, 2010 at 7:35 PM  
Blogger Beta said...

How many great ideas ... I ventured to point out also your project in my blog. But it is always that if you do not, I remove the link. Thank you very much. Beta


December 17, 2010 at 10:20 AM  
Blogger DieselMonkey said...

This is such a smart idea. It's a great way to make sure you get the right gloves back from school.

December 28, 2010 at 2:31 AM  

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