How to Make Hand-Warming Glovescomments (30) November 2nd, 2012
Having been snowed in for a week recently, I've become obsessed with staying warm. So I developed this little crafty hack for my gloves. It's an odd sort of project because it's meant to be mostly hidden, but I love how my hands feel on those cold walks to the bus!
What you'll need:
- One pair of knit gloves (bought, thrifted, or handmade)
- Two pins
- Scrap of felt, wool, or acrylic
- Hand-sewing needle and thread
- Fabric-marking pen
- Rice (or other filler-see below)
- 1/4-inch funnel
A note on materials: This is a true scrap project, since the finished product can't be seen. Feel free to use any color felt you like. I would recommend that your thread match the color of your gloves. And you can do this to any knitted glove you like, or, if you live somewhere cold enough for glove liners, you can use those.
Begin by turning your gloves inside out. Place them side by side in this configuration, with the thumbs facing out. This shows you where the palms of these gloves will be.
Mark this side of each glove with a pin. Set the gloves aside.
Next, cut four rectangles of felt, each measuring 2-1/2 inches x 3 inches. (This is a good size for my hand. See in the photo how much of my palm it covers? If you need to, you can make these rectangles smaller or larger to fit your hands.)
Sew two rectangles together along three sides. Leave one of the 2-1/2-inch sides open. I'm using hand-stitching for this project, since it's so small. If you prefer, you can always join the pieces by machine-stitching close to the edges. I'm using a tiny whipstitch here, which you can learn from Futuregirl's tutorial.
After you make this project, show off your work to other members!
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