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The weather is getting colder, but our bike riding hasn't stopped! Sweaters or coats keep us warm, but little fingers get frozen in the wind, and all our gloves have a missing mate (please tell me this is normal).

So, to solve this problem, I made mittens that would stay on the handlebars of the bike and not get lost. You don't even have to search the house for gloves.... they're already right where you need them.

 
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Step 1: Supplies and Preparing the pieces

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To make these handwarmers you will need:
1/4 yard of fleece (1/3 yrd if making for adult hands)
6 inches velcro (stick on, or sew on)
scissors
pins
measuring tape or ruler (not pictured, sorry)

Have you got your things together? Let's begin...

1. Fold up the length of the fabric 5-7 inches (depending on the height of the hand you are working with)

2. Have the person you are making these for extend their thumb, and place their hand onto the folded edge of the fabric along their thumb line. (see picture). Take a marker and draw a line around the hand, leaving about 1/2 inch space from the edge of the hand.

Step 2: Cutting out pattern

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3. Cut along marked line. Place this cut piece along the folded edge and cut a second piece out. You should have 2 dome shaped pieces.

4. Now, fold the remainder of your fabric in half. Place one of your dome-shaped pieces along the folded edge. Take your measuring tape and draw a line 5 inches above the top of your dome-shaped piece. (6 inches if you are making this for an adult sized handlebar).

5. Draw a line perpendicular to make a rectangle, leaving 1/4 inch of space on either side of your dome-shaped piece. Cut out. Place this cut out piece along the folded edge of the fleece and use this outline to cut a second rectangular piece.

You should now have 2 rectangular pieces, and 2 dome-shaped pieces... all folded in half.
bakdrft1 month ago

maybe you should call them Finger warmers instead? cuz I see an exposed hand

TurboFish1 year ago
On Motorbikes they are called heated grips they have some elements in the rubber. But the control box usually melts against the exhaust. Good idea though.
maybe having brakes on the childrens bikes might be make more sence
ski02004 (author)  littlebuddha1 year ago
Most kids bikes have foot brakes.
Lorddrake1 year ago
do your thumbs get cold?
ski02004 (author)  Lorddrake1 year ago
I guess a little. But they are wrapped behind the handlebar and more protected from the wind. It's those little fingers that get numb knuckles if they're not wrapped up :-)
that makes sense. nice job by the way. good luck in the sew warm contest.
ski02004 (author)  Lorddrake1 year ago
Thank you!
What a great idea!
Amazing! I love this idea--thanks for sharing! :)