Introduction: Line Your Pockets, for Warmth!

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Hey folks,  This 'ible for the SEW WARM contest can help others (yes, you can help kids learn!).  I work with Newton North High School Greengineers,  greengineers.wikispaces.com/, steering the algae to biofuel project.  One of their other fabulous projects is recycling plastic bags into reusable totes.  The sewing machine that is the grand prize for SEW WARM, will be used for this project.  So please vote, for the kids. 

This instructable will show you how to add fuzzy warm lining to the front pockets of your pants.  I work outside a fair bit in the winter, and it's great to be able to put my hands in fuzzy warm pockets.  Also, it's very easy to loose your mittens (and your glittens) but it's very hard to loose your pockets.

I used the pockets out of an old pair of sweat pants I used in another project you can salvage pockets out of and fleece, flannel or sweat pants.  Also, if you're a bit creative, just sew a pouch the same shape as your pocket and sew it in as explained in this instructable!


Step 1: Bill of Materials

Bill of Materials
-Old pockets, (or cloth pouches in the shape of pockets)
-sewing machine
-pins
-scissors
-rotary cutter/mat if you have one, (if you don't have one, get one, it will change your world) 

Step 2: Seat and Sew

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1. first, turn your fuzzy pockets inside out

2. cut off any seams on the open edge of the fuzzy pocket

3. put the fuzzy pocket right-side-out inside the pants pocket

4. line up the open edge of the fuzzy pocket, with the outside edge of the pant pocket, so that the fuzzy pocket sits just inside.

5. pin and sew

6. repeat on the other side

7. carefully trim off any extra fabric outside the seam on the fuzzy pocket

8. ENJOY!

NOTES:  Make sure you don't sew up your 5th pocket if you have one.
-use a seam-ripper to unline your pockets for the summer.

Comments

Uncle Kudzu (author)2014-01-08

Great idea for this time of year, and simple as can be, too! Thanks for sharing.

moneyfuskie935 (author)2012-01-27

"These look like normal pants bu there's a warm and fuzzy secret inside..."

Awkward....

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