Thursday, February 2, 2012
How to Make a Muff / Handwarmer
The fabric wasn't the easiest to stitch on, but I think it turned out cute. My daughter couldn't wait to wear it.
The sewing and cutting were all straight lines. I first measured out the size of my fabric piece. My measurements were based on a 6 year old girl wearing it with light gloves on .
Next I stitched a 1/2" across the (long) sides and non-folded side. I left a space of about 2" open with no stitching. Next I pulled through the fabric so that all the seams were on the inside. My fabric did not have wrong sides and right sides, if yours does you will need to remember to have right sides facing in before you begin stitching.
The next step is to create the circular muff by joining the two short sides together. Do a straight stitch across the two sides, joining them with a 1/2" seam. The next step is to turn your muff so that the seam facing inward. You have not created the muff part and will need to create a strap to hang it from.
I made my strap by using a Knifty Knitter 4-1/2 Inch X8-1/2 Inch Spool Loom and creating a long knitted strap. I then hand stitched my knit strap to the top of the muff.
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