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November 22, 2013

accessories, part 3: hand warmers

In another attempt to expand my warm winter wardrobe (prior projects here and here), I decided to "scissor" another thrifted sweater and make a pair of hand warmers!
I started with this 100% wool sweater...

Brody wanted to help.

I simply cut the sleeves off and cut a small hole for the thumb. 
BUT....the sweater sleeve isn't snug enough to stay up on my forearm...

So I bought some multicolored yarn (also for a flare of color!) and stitched the yarn into the "cuff", tailoring it to fit my arm.  I also stitched yarn around the thumb hole because it had a very unfinished look to it.

And then, because I didn't want to just stop at fitting these sweater hand warmers to fit, and finishing the thumb hole, I decided to add a little femininity to the look by throwing some yarn-stitched flowers to the front of the hand warmers!


 Good thing these hand warmers are done tonight-
 it's supposed to be in the 20's and snowing on Sunday!!

*have a fabulous weekend*


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