Get Ready for Winter: Mitten Clips

By , November 14, 2007 8:14 pm

I am feeling uninspired this evening, so since most people seem to be landing here at the moment from a Google search for “mitten clips,” I think I’ll move over a February post from my Children’s Stuff I Wish I Had Invented page (which I am gradually merging with this main page and phasing out).

If you are searching for mitten clips, here’s my sage advice:

(First written 2/14/07) This snowy Valentine’s day in Arizona’s White Mountains makes me think of mittens…lost mittens.

I used to sew a mitten on to each end of a ribbon and thread it through the coat sleeves. This hi-tech device used to have the now non-politically correct name of “Idiot String.”

But, one day while searching the internet for kids’ suspenders, I found these. If you are too lazy or busy to sew mittens onto ribbons, then check these out.

They are really easy. You just clip a mitten onto one end and attach the other clip to the end of the sleeve (clips are like those on suspenders). Mittens stay hooked onto coat sleeves!

Those in the photo come from Rugged Bear . Most online suspender stores seem to have these. Suspenders Online has a huge assortment of patterns and colors.

In researching this blog I also found a one-piece variety which looks a pretty good option too. It is like my idea, but instead of a ribbon, it is a long, adjustable length suspender with a clip on each end. See SuspenderStore.com and look for the “Snoggles.”

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6 Responses to “Get Ready for Winter: Mitten Clips”

  1. Lisa @ Corporate Babysitter says:

    Thank you! I’ve been looking for these in stores and haven’t been able to find them. A small invention that will make my winter that much better.

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  2. Mom Unplugged says:

    You’re welcome Lisa! They are a cool little invention aren’t they? Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. The Not Quite Crunchy Parent says:

    OH – too funny- these were very popular in the ’80s to wear on the back of women’s “suit coats” for a better “fit”.

    I know I have some of these floating around somewhere!

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  4. ACM says:

    These are what I used, growing up in Michigan back in the early 70′s, so not new, even if hard to come by…

    fun!

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  5. hellokitty'smom says:

    I have been looking for these for awhile now! Thanks so much. This will help my “kitten” find her mittens at the end of the day at daycare now.

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  6. Kelly Newcomer says:

    Well, I was looking to buy these, but they don’t have them at target.com, so maybe I will try what you suggested, and just sew a ribbon onto the mittens. I just picked up some cute red fabric ribbon too…

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