Well, this was an experiment…I was looking for a feasible way of keeping the neck and chin areas warm without having to resort to looking like The Winter Soldier. “So,” I thought, “what about a snood filled with heat packs?” And that’s what I did…
What I used:
Scrap overcoat fabric
Medium weight fleece blanket
Hand sewing needles
Hand warmers/Heat wraps
The shape of my snood was determined, to an extent, by the size and shape of the scrap of fabric I was using; but the things you need to consider are length and depth. You will need it to be long enough to fit around the neck with room to ‘breathe’, and deep enough to fit the heat packs in comfortably.
I started with a basic rectangle of scrap fabric, then cut one end at an approximated 45 degree angle. I then lay this piece on top of the fleece blanket and cut around it to create the first lining piece. Next, I folded the slanted edge of the lining piece to create the (basic rectangle) pattern for the next two lining pieces. As before, I lay the cut piece on top of the fabric, and cut around it. The reason why the rectangles have to be shorter will become clearer as the project goes along…