I cannot understand how these amazing hand warmers ever fell out of fashion. They are superior to gloves or mitts in all ways: they keep your hands warmer, they allow you  to quickly pull an unencumbered hand out to unlock a door or answer a call, they keep change, chapstick, keys and your cell safely within reach, AND they are incredibly easy and quick to make.

I am a very sloppy and impatient seamstress. I cut important corners like ironing and basting, yet the end result here still looks great. This muff took me less than 2 hours to make and cost me nothing, because I used an old coat too ugly and stained to donate, and a scrap of fabric I had lying around.

Step 1: Materials

You will need a small piece of fabric (about 16" by 22") and something warm to stuff your muff with. I used an old stained down coat, but a small pillow might do just as well. The fabric I used is a heavy upholstery scrap reminiscent of the black nappy fur old ladies used to wear when I was growing up.

Any heavy fabric will work. You can use velvet, fake fur, or even real fur if that's your thing.

<p>Nice project! I also love your old Singer - it's a gem!! She will last forever if you keep her cleaned and oiled. If the motor craps out, you can buy a new one on line - they attach easily to the back. Good Luck!</p>
A great place to hide my Taser!
Don't fool yourself too much that type of machine can be converted for treadle type use i.e. non electric.
does this have anything to do with muff diving?<br />
If you obtain the handle from a shoulder bag then you can wear the muff more easily, if you just obtain a chain then this can work by merely threading it through the centre of the muff, but if you can catch it somehow [Velcro?] at the edges it makes it less inclined to ruckle up.&nbsp; Hope that helps - from a fellow fan.<br />
<p>My sister and I had muffs as kids and we loved them.&nbsp; I will use your instructions to make her one as a surprise, she will love it!&nbsp; Thanks for reminding me about how great they are.</p>
Excellent! Post a picture of yours in the comments when you're done, I'd love to see how it turns out.

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