For this project, I up-cycled a pair of shorts, but you could use a thicker t-shirt material, semi-stretchy sweatshirt material or if you want, simply purchase new material. Feel free to make this in any color fabric you want (just make sure there is some stretch to the fabric).
The texting gloves (as I like to call them) are fingerless and thumbless gloves that have flaps to cover your finger tips and thumbs while you are not using your electronic device.
The mobile phone/MP3 player hoodie has a front pouch (like on many hoodies) and you can use this to wrap your ear buds when they are not in use so they stay out of the way. The pouch stays closed with a strip of velcro.
Not only is this very stylish, but will keep you organized and protect your electronics and keep your hands warm! This is also a great home-ec project for those of you taking sewing classes.
So lets get started!
Step 1: Materials
You will also need:
about 2 inches of velcro (it doesn't need to be very wide)
narrow elastic (enough to go around both wrists)
needle and matching thread
sewing machine* (this project can be made WITHOUT using a sewing machine, so don't feel limited by a lack of tools!!!)
straight pins (you'll need quite a few to hold your fabric together as you sew)
a couple sheets of paper to make patterns (you can use newsprint or any scrap paper for this)
tailors chalk or a washable marker
seam ripper (depending on the fabric choice you make)
If you're up-cycling a pair of shorts (like I did), you'll want to take a seam ripper and open the waste band and take out the elastic and/or drawstring. You may be able to simple cut the waste band off if you don't have the patience for opening seams, but you'll need to make sure you have enough material left to work with and some elastic (either up-cycled from the shorts, or buy new elastic). Your choice.
For fabrics there is a "wrong side" and a "right side". If you look at most fabrics, the nicer side is the "right side" and the wrong side (especially with prints) is the faded, less nice looking side. The importance of understanding this, is due to the fact you want your seams to appear on the "wrong side" of the fabric (so they are hidden). In this case, the fabric I am using is identical on the inside and the outside, but the seams are still on the "wrong side", for the purposes of this instructable.