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Big Ted and Wilbur's Mitten Kitten craft

Donna Wilson's four-fingered cat is a cute critter that just longs to be made and played with

Posted: 24 January 2013
by Amanda Pauley

Odd socks and old gloves can be made into new friends!

You will need:

  • A woolen glove
  • Polyester toy stuffing, or old fabric remnants
  • Needle and thread
  • Felt to make features, tail and scarf
  • Scissors
  • Wool
  • Small pom-pom

What to do:
1. Find a glove - choose an old wooly one that has lost it's partner. Tuck the thumb inside the palm of the glove.

2. Stuff the glove. If you can't find polyester toy stuffing, use stuffing from an old cushion or pillow. Make sure it goes in all the fingers. Seal by sewing together the glove's open end.

3. Cut out felt shapes. Make triangles for the ears and nose, ovals and rectagles for the eyes, and two long pieces for the collar and tail.

4. Attach the tail. Using an overstitch, attach it to the glove where the thumb used to be.

5. Add features. Embroider the mouth with black thread and stitch on ears, nose and eyes. Stitch on some wool to make whiskers. 

6. Finish by wrapping the collar around the neck, cut it to fit and secure by stitching it to the body. Add a small pom-pom as a bell, or make a name tag from felt. 

Design adapted from 'Creative Creatures' by Donna Wilson (Kingfisher, £9.99). 

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