January 20, 2015

DIY Hand Muffs


I've had this idea in my head for a while and finally got around to putting it to use. 
When I was a little girl I had the most wonderful faux fur hand muff. I loved it. Now that I can sew I figured I would make one for Cailey. 
The first one I made was the black and pink. I wanted it to match Cailey's Anna Cape. But I wasn't that thrilled with it. It seemed kind of blah. So I decided to see what would happen if I put a few different contrasts on one. LOVE IT!!! 
Both muffs are reversible but the blue one has a little extra something. ;)

Here's what I used -

Black and Pink Muff 
1 piece of black Minky Dot 13x15
1 piece of pink fleece 13x15
1 piece of pink lace 10"
2 black fabric flowers
Fabric Glue
Stuffing

Blue Muff
1 piece of blue bird flannel 13x15
1 piece of blue heart Minky Dot 13x15
2 pieces of blue ribbon 15"
Stuffing


STEP 1


Cut your pieces


STEP 2

Fold the pieces in half with right sides touching. Sew the top seam.


STEP 3

Now, slide the 2 pieces into each other with wrong sides together.
Fold in the ends of the black piece by 1".
Fold in the ends of the pink piece to match the black piece. 
The folds should touch each other. This will allow the muff to be reversible. None of the raw edges will be visible.
Pin and sew the end seam.


STEP 4

Stuff the muff! Leave some room at the open end so it will fit under the foot of your machine.
Fold the ends in like you did the first side.
Pin the lace in place.
Sew the end seam.
Shift the stuffing around until it's all even.
Glue the fabric flowers on with fabric glue!

ALL DONE!!!!! Wasn't that easy???





With the blue one, I sewed the ribbons on the flannel piece before I did any of the other steps.
Instead of turning the ends in toward each other, I folded the flannel over the ends of the Minky Dot to make a contrast on the edges. 


Let me know what you think!!
If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask!!!

HAVE FUN SEWING!!!



4 comments:

  1. I hate when my hands are cold, and they always are, even with gloves on.
    I bet Cailey loves these hand muffs!

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  2. Love! I may need to make one for Boo.

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    1. She would love it!!!! They are so warm and cozy!!

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