The weather is getting colder, but our bike riding hasn't stopped! Sweaters or coats keep us warm, but little fingers get frozen in the wind, and all our gloves have a missing mate (please tell me this is normal).

So, to solve this problem, I made mittens that would stay on the handlebars of the bike and not get lost. You don't even have to search the house for gloves.... they're already right where you need them.

Step 1: Supplies and Preparing the pieces

To make these handwarmers you will need:
1/4 yard of fleece (1/3 yrd if making for adult hands)
6 inches velcro (stick on, or sew on)
measuring tape or ruler (not pictured, sorry)

Have you got your things together? Let's begin...

1. Fold up the length of the fabric 5-7 inches (depending on the height of the hand you are working with)

2. Have the person you are making these for extend their thumb, and place their hand onto the folded edge of the fabric along their thumb line. (see picture). Take a marker and draw a line around the hand, leaving about 1/2 inch space from the edge of the hand.
<p>maybe you should call them Finger warmers instead? cuz I see an exposed hand</p>
On Motorbikes they are called heated grips they have some elements in the rubber. But the control box usually melts against the exhaust. Good idea though.
maybe having brakes on the childrens bikes might be make more sence
Most kids bikes have foot brakes.
do your thumbs get cold?
I guess a little. But they are wrapped behind the handlebar and more protected from the wind. It's those little fingers that get numb knuckles if they're not wrapped up :-)
that makes sense. nice job by the way. good luck in the sew warm contest.
Thank you!
What a great idea!
Amazing! I love this idea--thanks for sharing! :)

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