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DIY Tutorial: Mitten Clips

Today’s tutorial? Mitten Clips.

We came up with two designs that we think will be exactly what your kids' outerwear needs. One pair of beaded short clips, and an update on the yarn ones our mom’s made ;)

Mitten Clips - DIY Mitten Clips

Design 1: Beaded Short Clips

 This design pairs our hard working curved round clips with durable silicone beads to create a strong and cute mitten clip solution! Snapping these clips closed is so satisfying - they’re so strong and tight! We suggest 5 beads to keep your mitten clips out of the way but still long enough, but you can make these clips as long or short as fits your child’s jacket & mittens.

SUPPLIES NEEDED

Silicone Bead Mitten Clip Tutorial

STEP BY STEP

1. Take one length of your cording, fold it in half and loop it on to one of your Curved Round Hooked Ring clips. Make the loop by passing the folded middle portion of your cord through the clip hole and pulling the loose ends through the loop to secure.

Step by Step Beaded Mitten Clip Tutorial

2. Thread your crafting needle on to your ends and string on 5x 12mm silicone beads. Push all the beads up against the clip.

Step by Step Beaded Mitten Clip Tutorial

Silicone Bead Mitten Clip Tutorial

3. Slide the last bead down an inch or so, and carefully pull out one of the two strings.

DIY Silicone Bead Mitten Clip Tutorial

Step by Step Mitten Clip Tutorial

4. Push your last bead up again. You should have one string coming through this bead, and one string coming out above it.

DIY Silicone Bead Mitten Clips

5. Take the string that comes through the last bead, and string on your other clip. Push the clip all the way up to the last bead, and loop your string around the clip hook again. This will make the clip much more secure than if it was only looped once.

DIY Mitten Clip Tutorial

Silicone Bead Mitten Clip Tutorial

6. Snug the loop and bead up as tightly as you can.

DIY Silicone Bead Mitten Clip Tutorial

7. String your crafting needle again onto this cording strand, and push your needle back up through just the last bead. Pull the string tight to secure the clip.

Step by Step Silicone Bead Modern Mitten Clip Tutorial

Modern Mitten Clip Tutorial

8. You should now have two strings coming out between beads 4 & 5. Tie a double knot as tightly as you can with these two ends. Run your lighter over this knot to help secure it.

Silicone Bead Mitten Clip Tutorial

Modern Silicone Bead Mitten Clip Tutorial

9. Re string one of the ends (either will work) onto your craft needle. Push the needle up and through bead number 4.

Step by Step Beaded Mitten Clip DIY

How to make a strong and secure silicone bead mitten clip

10. Remove your craft needle from the string. Carefully pull the cord in the direction of your first clip (also the direction you fed your needle) to pull the double knot into the fourth bead.

Silicone Bead Mitten Clip

11. Once your knot is hidden, you should have two loose ends of cording coming out before and after the fourth bead. Take a sharp pair of scissors and trim the cording as close to the bead as you can. Lightly run over these ends with your lighter to keep the ends from fraying and also to help shrink them back. If you have any pieces sticking out, just bend your clip and tuck the loose ends into the bead beside them.

Modern Silicone Bead Mitten Clip Tutorial

12. Voila! You’ve made mitten clip one of two! Repeat all these steps to make your second clip :)

Modern Silicone Bead Mitten Clips

 

Design 2: Jacket Sleeve Clip

 

DIY Ribbon Mitten Clip Tutorial

SUPPLIES NEEDED

  • One spool of thick durable fabric ribbon
  • 2x Metal Clips of your choice with either a 20mm or 25mm ring
  • Scissors
  • Sewing Machine, or needle and thread

STEP BY STEP

1. Before cutting any ribbon, measure the arm width of your child’s winter jacket. You can find this measurement by taking a measuring tape and running it from the end of one sleeve up through the arm, across the shoulders, and down the other arm to the end.

Mitten Clip Tutorial

2. Take that measurement and add about 3” to each side for a total of 6” extra. Cut your ribbon.

3. Once your ribbon is cut, feed in on to the end of one of your clips. When you have about 1” through, fold it back on itself (about 0.5”) and hold that fold.

DIY Easy Mitten Clip Tutorial

4. Bring the bottom of that fold to the ring on your clip, and fold the ribbon again on itself OVER the clip ring. You should not see any ribbon ends. If you need to secure the ribbon folds with sewing needles do so at the top and bottom of the fold.

Easy Sew DIY Mitten Clip Tutorial

5. With your sewing machine or by hand, stitch the entire folded portion you’ve just made along the bottom, sides and top. When sewing the top portion, make sure that you sew beside the clip ring to secure it well, and not over it.

Easy Sew Mitten Clips

DIY Simple Mitten Clip Tutorial

6. Repeat steps 3-5 on the opposite end of the ribbon, making sure that you have all your seams and clips facing the same side.

Simple Mitten Clip Tutorial

Simple Mitten Clips

As always, we L O V E seeing your creations - Tag us in your photos on instagram using the hashtag #createdwithcarasupply

Happy Crafting!

xo

- the girls

 

 

*The products, materials, and supplies sold by Cara & Co. Silicone Craft Supply are intended for use by adults and should never be left unattended with a child.  

***Small objects and beads can present choking hazards to young children.  Never leave a child unattended with beads or other products.  Always dispose of any damaged product. No product is completely indestructible, and fully formed teeth could potentially damage product if chewed aggressively, so responsible attentiveness is needed for any user or purchaser.  Customers should always inspect and monitor their products, discontinuing use at the first sight of damage.

****Once our products have been sold and shipped to our customers, Cara & Co Silicone Craft Supply Inc., waives all responsibility and liability from the use of our products. Customers are responsible that their final products made from our supplies meet the appropriate safety requirements for their region.  Our buyers understand that by purchasing our products or using suggestions from the above tutorial, the buyer assumes any and all responsibility and liability for the use of the products. 

*****Cords, clasps and pacifier clips are not intended to be chewed on and may present choking hazards. 

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