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:
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!
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.”