Country Mitten Feather Tree

Antique feather trees can still be found at antiques stores and flea markets across the country.


What You Need:

+ enlarge image This tree and its papier-mache pot probably date back to the 1930s.
  • Mitten-shaped cookie cutters
  • Scraps of plaid fabric
  • String

Instructions:

1. Fold a fabric scrap with its right sides facing; place cookie cutter on top, and draw off cookie cutter shape.

2. Sew on the drawn line, leaving the cuff of the mitten open. Cut out the shape, leaving a narrow seam allowance beyond the drawn line.

3. Clip the curves and turn the mitten right side out. Press under a hem at the cuff; stitch the hem in place. Join pairs of mittens with string for hangers.

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