Today I have a super quick project to make…that I love…a children’s cleaning mitt!
My girls use these all the time for their chores.
To make them is easy. All you need is felt and the downloadable pattern (found at the end of this post).
Just print out the pattern.
Cut out two of the mitten shapes from pieces of felt.
Place the two shapes directly on top of each other being careful to line them up. (You can pin if you’d like.)
And then stitch around the sides and top using a 1/4 inch seam allowance and you are done! (Just remember not to sew across the straight bottom part of the mitt or there is no place for children to insert their little hands!)
That’s it. A 10 minute project!
These mitts can be used for all sorts of things. At our house we use them for jobs like dusting baseboards, dusting tables, polishing the piano, cleaning railings, and wiping door knobs.
I like them because they are reusable. I just throw them in the washing machine with the rags and they wash right up. (Note: Felt does have a tendency to shrink…so you can pre wash it or make the mitt a little larger than what you will need after washing.)
I also like them because it keep little hands clean while they are cleaning. We don’t use spray on the baseboards so they just wipe the dust onto the wood floor where I sweep it up. And if they are doing something like polishing the piano bench I spray only enough polish to shine the bench and not soak their mitts.
So there you have it.
Something that is super easy to make and that, a least at my house, has been really useful!
If you want to print out the pattern that I used for my girls (preschool-2nd grade size) just click on the link below and print away!