3.22.2011

Handmade Hand Warmers

It's SPRING! {finally} And I wanted my hands to look adorable while I hold my umbrella this year...
I made some lovable fingerless hand warmers...and it was super easy.
So here's a tutorial for you to follow along!
At the D.I. I found three sweaters. All for under $2.
I cut the sleeves...like so...

Here's a few pairs...
Turn them inside out.
Pin it to make it snug on your fingers, but still stretchable.

Pin the wrist the same.
Now, I lost my photo program, so usually I would draw an arrow or circle the pins here I want to point out, but since life isn't always easy, let me explain it...

I now added two more pins to mark the thumb hole.
(These pins are pin#'s 2 and 3 on the gloves below.
You do not want to sew the hole closed!)

Start sewing where we added the very first pin.
And then stop and back-stitch where the frist 'thumb-hole pin' is...

Then start again where the second 'thumb-hole' pin begins.
(We want to leave that thumb hole open)
And sew all the way down the glove where we pinned the wrist.

Here's the stitch...

Now cut it off :)

Now take some of this...
And sloppy-quilt-stitch all the edges...
yup...sloppify it.
(Don't know how to quilt stitch? Go HERE).

Now this is where it gets original and SO exciting...
Add some spice to your new hand warmers! Like lace bows.
Or buttons...
Or flowers...
Fingerless hand warmers are PERFECT for spring!
(I'm regretting deeply not taking a picture holding an umbrella!)
I love being a girl.

7 comments:

Ashley said...

So stinkin' cute! I love being a girl too :)

Linda@CraftaholicsAnonymous said...

Cute! Made sweater wrist warmers to this winter! They're so snuggly and warm :)
Happy crafting!
Linda

Shawnna said...

so cute! I need to know more about the cute top you are wearing though:)

Fancy Lads said...

Holy adorable,Batman! Super jealous,must make some SOON :)

Jenn said...

Too cute...sounds like I need to go to DI and let Reagan do some of these!!!

Brandy J. said...

I just found your blog and am your newest follower. These gloves are fabulous and your blog has definitely left me inspired! Thanks for sharing.

kathy said...

I love these...they are way cute!

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