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Dandy Handy Warmers

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How about a little tutorial about Handy Dandy Hand Warmers?!

I thought at first i would like to make crochet ones…but then i thought….in about 1 day they will be lost, missing, stuck in a corner, stuffed in a coat, or whatever else and i don't want to put the effort time and everything else to face this. So, the solution? Fleece
 
So get yourself a little piece of fleece, a little hand, and make the little ones some handy warmers. their wrists get chilly too you know.
 
 

It's as simple as 1-2-3!!!

Note: *make sure the 'stretchy' goes from thumb to outer edge…NOT tip of fingers to wrist. this will make it a lot easier to put your hand in.*

1) PATTERN:

Trace your little ones hands (or print out pattern below). Make sure their little thumb is out just a bit so you can get that curve–where the pencil is–.

After cutting off the fingers and wrist (paper only please) add 1/2 inch to one side following the same shape and cut out pattern. (this will help with seam allowance and such)

Should look a bit like this:

2) SEW:

Pin that pattern right to the fleece pieces -right sides together- and sew along the outside edge. Don't sew on the paper and make sure that stretch is going the right direction -see above note-

Sew both sides and that little thumb curve. DON'T sew the top or the bottom for obvious reasons. *Make sure you back stitch at each start and stop so it won't come apart when turned*

Trim the piece of fleece –don't cut that stitching–. Trim the top finger area and the wrist area straight. Then remove the pattern. TADA!!

3) FINISH AND REPEAT:

Turn right sides out. Make sure it fits. Now repeat for second hand.

Here you can see how i made the pattern just a bit bigger for the older daughter 11years. Just made the fingers longer and the wrist are too.

  
 

 

Here is the pattern:

 

Click on the picture to blow it up and print picture. I clicked on preview print and then made just a few side adjustments to make it fit on the paper correctly. The ruler is there so you can get the measuring right if needed. The one on the bottom I used for ages 5-8. The one on the top if for the 11 year old. You can use them and adjust as you see fit too.

Have fun and let us know if you use it so we can all see your sewings!!

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21 Comments

  • Rachel@oneprettything.com

    Nice project! I could totally use a pair of these right now actually! I’ll be linking.

  • lovestitches

    Winter is on its way here and I think I’ll definitely be making a pair for myself! Thanks for this!

  • Flower

    I really like this project. Made a couple of pairs today. Found if you cut on the fold you only have to make 2 seems. Thanks for the idea and directions. Might spice these up a bit and give for Christmas gifts.

  • posse boss

    great idea to cut it on the fold! we need some new ones around here too– they are all one handed right now. lol

  • Barbara Matteson

    this is a good idea.

    I also cut the sleeves of old children’s long sleeve shirts…trim to fit legs snuggly for leg warmers. they really feel good on a chilly day. My grand daughter just loves them.

  • Pam

    This is great! I just made some knitted warmers, these will go much faster. Now I can make several pairs for the family for Christmas. Thank you for the great idea!!!!

  • Judith

    Great idea! I am wondering if you think the guys who go fishing in the cooler weather will want a pair of these? I am thinking of my grandson and son-in-law who go out fishing on kayaks.

  • Veronica Tidd

    Wonderful.
    If you have any old wool sweaters or can aquire one, hot wash and dry in dryer to felt and use this

  • Lisa

    I love this pattern … I am wondering if anyone who is good at sewing (I can mend a seam LOL) could adapt this pattern with the flip-over-the-tips-of-the-finger flaps so that the whole hand could be covered when you don’t need to use your fingers?

  • leslie

    I’m excited to try this. I have an 83 year old sister who sleeps in an un-heated bedroom (yes, that’s right) and when she can’t sleep, she reads. This would be great for her. Thanks so much.

  • JAN

    SOUNDS LIKE A GREAT IDEA. WILL TALK TO THE NIECES ABOUT THEM, MAYBE ADD BLING, A TINY BOW, EMBROIDER INITIALS, MAKE COLORS THAT WOULD MATCH COATS OR SWEATSHIRTS AND THEY CAN STILL TEXT WHICH IS THE MAIN THING NOW DAYS. OR MAKE CRAZY ONES OF FLEECE THAT HAS DESIGNS. WHAT DO YOU THINK?

  • Linda

    Great idea about the old sweaters. I just came across a box of old wool sweaters and have been ponding ideas for repurposing. This is the pefect use!

  • Debra Rhodes

    Will be making some of these for myself and my teenaged children. I love these and we all go through so many mittens/gloves through the winter due to losing them or just not made right, these will also be fantastic for the bow hunters in my life. Thanks so much for sharing!!

  • M Joyce Go

    i made itty bitty ones for my 1 year old, he needs warm hands but doesn’t like to have his fingers covered with mittens 🙂

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