Step 1: Materials
Rice (or feed-corn, barley, anything that you can heat up for warmth, dried beans stay warm longer
An old sweater (that sweater Aunt SoSew ;) you got on christmas, may be pretty, looks crazy on you)
Ruler, needle and thread, scissors, a pen/pencil, and a button.
Careful choosing a button, Thee right button is the Bees Knees, the simplest thing can just throw it all off.
Step 2: Cut
16" x 14" for small hands
18" x 16" for medium hands
20" x 18" for large hands
Step 3: Sew
Sew again across the bottom, and up to the top, forming another U.
Refer to the pics, what you want is rows to fill with rice.
I gathered these rows to allow a little moveability, and the rows keep the filler
spread out evenly within the muffler.
Step 4: Fill
Any funnel will do :)
Be sure to sew up what you've just filled. ;) I forgot the first one and had rice alllll over !!
Fill each one and sew up.
Step 5: Sew
This part is microwavable, NO LONGER THAN TWO (repeat 2) MINUTES
as burning may occur!!! (doesn't smell too nice either...LOL)
Step 6: Working the Sleeve
Cut about an inch from the edge of the muffler, do this for both sleeves.
Mark the seamed edge if necessary - you want the sleeve to fit snug.
Hem along the marked edge and around the end-leaving the end open.
Step 7: Sew
To sew the sleeves together, leaving a cuff on each end, you want one sleeve inside out, and the other right side out, or outside right.
Tuck in the inside out cuff, then stretch the cuff to match the other sleeve's cut end, and whip stitch together.
Now fold over the inside out edge.
Step 8: Sew
Put the heatable muffler in the sleeve and tuck in the cuffs.
Step 9: All Done (but Wait...)
Thought a pocket on this thing would be the icing on the cake.
So take the rest of the sweater and cut a block off the bottom.
My sweater had a 'cuffy'' part around the bottom, so I used this as the ??? idk...
I stitched around the cut edges to keep if from fraying apart.
Sew on the button, (I like the retro look of this button) use a pen/pencil to stretch the knitting apart, and sew around the buttonhole you've just made.
A Heatable Hand Muffler