Help us reach our goal of 10,000 items - Keep Milwaukee warm this winter!

September 30 - October 27, 2019

Help Milwaukee stay a little warmer this winter. Donate new Mittens, Hats, and Scarves. Go to https://www.milwaukeepbs.org/MittensandMore for drop off locations and easy no-sew mitten instructions.

Donate New Mittens, Scarves, Hats & Gloves!

Please drop off new mittens, scarves, hats, or gloves for women, men, and children of all age groups, including infants.

The community service drive began as a way to provide children (free-of-charge) mittens, scarves, hats, and gloves. Many children were coming to city schools/day cares/agency programs without winter items in southeastern Wisconsin.

Questions: Call 414-297-7518
or email at hilllej@matc.edu

Easy Sew Scarves

Download Directions

For Children:

  • Cut strip of polar fleece 6" wide and 48" long.
  • Fringe ends by cutting approximately 1/4" wide and 1/4" apart and 2" deep.
Optional:
  • Sew a straight stitch or zig-zag stitch 2" from end as a guideline for cutting fringe. The stitching line gives the scarf a "tailored or completed look."


For Young Teen/Adult:

  • Cut strip of polar fleece 9-12" wide and 60" long.
  • Fringe ends by cutting approximately 1/4" wide and 1/4" apart and 2" deep.
Optional:
  • Sew a straight stitch or zig-zag stitch 2" from end as a guideline for cutting fringe. The stitching line gives the scarf a "tailored or completed look."


Pattern and directions by : Debra Kunath, August 2014

Easy Sew Mittens for Children

Download Directions

Download Pattern

One yard of 60" wide polar fleece (36"L x 60"W) can easily be sewn into approximately 9 pair of children's mittens with pattern above.

Supplies to Sew 9 Pair

  • 1 yard polar fleece
  • 3 yards, 1/4" elastic
  • Thread, matching or contrasting
  • Pins
  • Scissors
  • Tape Measure or Sewing Gauge
  • Paper & Pencil
Optional
  • - Wooden Spoon or Wooden Point Turner


Layout/Cutting (Download Pattern)

  • Trace 2 mitten patterns onto paper, and cut out pattern pieces
  • To sew multiple pair of mittens, fold fabric in half
  • Lay pattern pieces as shown
  • Cut first pair of mittens and repeat layout on remaining fabric
  • Cut 4 lengths of elastic, 2 3/4" long for each pair


Sewing Sequence (See Pattern)

  • Place cut mittens on table top with one thumb facing right and the other thumb facing left.
  • Fold the cuff 1/2" back and sew using a zig-zag stitch creating a hem.
  • Place elastic 1 1/2" from the bottom of the hem edge, stretching elastic across to fit width of mitten and sew down using a zig-zag stitch. This is the mitten wrist. Do this with both mitten pieces.
  • Place mittens right sides together (elastic facing out), using a 1/4" seam allowance, begin sewing with a back stitch.


NOTE:

When sewing around the thumb, stop sewing at the 1" pivot point, lift the presser foot, pivot the mitten, lower presser foot, sew a few stitches to the 2nd pivot point, lift the presser foot, pivot the mitten, lower presser foot, sew a few stitches to the 2nd pivot point, lift presser foot, pivot the mitten, lower the presser foot, and continue sewing.

  • Clip inside the curve seam where the top of the thumb curves to avoid a pucker.
  • Turn mitten right side out. If necessary, use the eraser end of a pencil or a wooden point turner to poke the thumb of the mitten right side out.


Pattern and instructions created by Debra A. Kunath, October 2017

Donation Drop Off Locations
Downtown

Colectivo US Bank - Downtown
777 E. Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee

Milwaukee PBS
MATC Downtown Campus
1036 N. Eighth Street, 4th Floor
Milwaukee, WI 53233
(Donations can also be mailed to Milwaukee PBS)

MATC Downtown Campus
Entrances at:
1015 N. Sixth Street
Administration Office - Room M278
Academic Support Center - Room M273

Northside

Colectivo Bayshore
5735 N. Bayshore Drive, Milwaukee

Colectivo Grafton
1211 Washington Street, Grafton

Colectivo Mequon
11205 Cedarburg Road, Mequon

Fredrick's Hallmark
1928 S. Koeller Street, Oshkosh
Mon - Fri 9:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Sat 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Grafton Yarn Store
1300 14th Avenue, Grafton
Tue & Wed 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thu 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Fri & Sat 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

MATC North Campus
5555 W. Highland Road, Mequon
Main Entrance
Mon - Thu 7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Fri 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Ovation Sarah Chudnow
10995 N. Market Street, Mequon
Daily 7:30 AM - 7:30 PM

East Side

Colectivo Humboldt
2999 N. Humboldt Blvd, Milwaukee

Colectivo Lakefront
1701 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive, Milwaukee

Colectivo Prospect
2211 N. Prospect Avenue, Milwaukee

Colectivo Shorewood
4500 N. Oakland Avenue, Shorewood

South Side

Colectivo 5th Ward Foundry
170 S. 1st Street, Milwaukee

Colectivo Bay View
2301 S. Kinnickinnic Avenue, Milwaukee

Colectivo Third Ward
223 E. Saint Paul, Milwaukee

MATC South Campus
6665 S. Howell Avenue, Oak Creek
Main Entrance
Mon - Fri 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Sew 'N Save
3701 Durand Avenue, Racine
Mon & Wed 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tue, Thu and Fri 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM

West Side

Ben Franklin Crafts
1083 Summit Avenue, Oconomowoc
Mon - Fri 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sat 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sun 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Back on the Rack
Consignment Boutique
Brookfield Marketplace
15060 W. Greenfield Avenue
Mon - Thu 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Fri - Sat 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Closed Sundays

Clearwater Outdoor
803 Genesee Street, Delafield
Mon - Sat 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sun 11:00 AM - 5:00PM

Colectivo Wauwatosa
6745 W. Wells Street, Wauwatosa

Colectivo Wauwatosa
9125 North Avenue, Wauwatosa

Springs Water Park at the Ingleside Hotel
2810 Golf Road, Pewaukee
(Box inside Waterpark)

Sew Much More
2140 L. West St. Paul Avenue, Waukesha
Mon-Thu 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Fri 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sat & Sun 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Fredrick's Hallmark - Various Locations
Mon - Fri 9:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Sat 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sun 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

2315 N 124th Street, Brookfield

2205 N. Calhoun Road, Brookfield

1047 Summit Avenue, Oconomowoc

2142 Silvernail Road, Pewaukee

1240 W. Sunset Drive, Waukesha

Heaven & Earth Acupuncture
17040 W. Greenfield Avenue, Suite 6, Brookfield
Mon - Fri 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM

MATC West Campus
1200 S. 71st Street, West Allis
Entrance #1 - Switchboard/Information Desk
Mon - Thu 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Fri 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Mittens and More Drop-Off Locations
Click on the poster for location website and directions.