sheep plush out of mitts and gloves
January 16, 2011 § 28 Comments
So you’re wondering what to do with an unused faux-wool car wash mitt, an old pair of black fleece mitts, and an old pair of black chenille gloves (you’re not alone, it’s been a confounding daily ponderable for me, too). Well, with these items, you can make a new friend.
That’s right, I made this lovable little sheep using the above variety of mitts and gloves. I picked up the car wash mitt from Dollarama a while back, saving it from a life of grimy slavery. Perhaps my American readers can rescue a similar mitt from the Dollar Tree. The advantage of living through blistering cold Canadian winters is I have a stash of old mittens and gloves to append to the car wash mitt.
To recreate this little fellow:
1. Sever the thumb off one of the fleece mitts.
2. On the second fleece mitt, cut along the side opposite the thumb. Stop once you reach the length equal to where the thumb is joined.
3. On that same mitt, cut the cuff.
4. Sew the thumb on the open side of the second mitt (both turned inside out). Sew the mitt shut.
5. Cut a slit along the middle of the mitt, the length of the car wash mitt cuff. Turn right side out.
6. Cut together in one piece the index and middle fingers of the chenille gloves (pairs of legs). On one of the gloves, sever the thumb (tail).
7. Turn the car wash mitt inside out. Rip small openings in the seams for the legs and the tail.
8. Fill the legs and tail with the remaining unused fingers of the gloves. Feed through the designated openings and sew onto the open seams of the car mitt.
9. Turn the car wash mitt right side out. Fill with your choice of material. I suggest the leftover pieces of mitts and scraps of an old sweater.
10. Fill the head. Wrap the opening around the cuff and sew together. Add eyes. My own eyes were set on the big googlies.
I know I won’t miss the mitts and gloves, now that I have something else to love.
love, love, love!
So cute! 🙂
Oooh, wow, that was quick! Thanks, Diane! 😀
LOVE IT! You are so clever! Who would have thought??!!
I had so much fun making this little guy. It’s easier to be inspired when one is having fun! 😀
An amazing tutorial, wonderful photographs, and most importantly – a brilliant idea. I guess I’ll just have to get me some extra gloves. What wouldn’t one do for a cute and cuddly new friend? It’s truly adorable 🙂
Thanks for peeking in. A new friend is always well worth it. 😀
I wish my mind worked like yours, I would have never looked at those items and saw a sheep. Keep the creativity coming you are helping people out like me. LOL
Well, it’s a bit of a blessing and a curse. I look at items and sometimes never see them for what they are. LOL! Glad you’re enjoying the blog. 😀
Looks just like ‘Shawn the Sheep’. My kids will go CRAZY. Thanks for sharing such a cute, fun, easy and inspired idea.
Thanks! Yes, I did see Shaun the Sheep when I was browsing online to see if anyone has done this type of car wash mitt plush yet. The mitt makes for an uncanny Shaun-like face. Maybe my sheep needs a mouth to look a little different…
I LOVE that it looks like Shaun! My son LOVES that show! Cracks him up every time!
what an inspiration! I’m veering off to ducks or chicks from this great idea!
Hi Mary Lou,
Oooh, I’d love to see those ducks and chicks! And how perfect for Easter…which I’m already thinking of!
Thanks, Cerise! I think I have to see this Shaun fella in action. I’m curious to watch his show!
Oh, my….that sheep could not be any cuter! Such a great idea to use the washing mitt with the gloves.
genius! my son loves sheep. when he tires of these pillows (http://aprilscraftnest.blogspot.com/2010/10/gearing-up-for-2.html) i made him, perhaps i can make his this one! thanks for the idea!
Thanks, April. Just went over to your blog. I LOVE all the sheep going on over there. Adorable. 😀
LOVE LOVE LOVE this idea! So cute. Thanks for posting it!
Glad you enjoyed the post. Thanks!
Great tutorial and idea! thanks for sharing
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