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Hand muffs – How to make them??

K.C. | Posted in The Archives on

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I am getting married next Christmas and my fiance wants to have the bridesmaids carry hand muffs. We are having a hard time finding them for cheap.
Is there an easy yet really nice way of making one? If so, what kind of material should we use for them, and any other info you can tell me.
Thanks for your help.

K.C.

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  1. Robin_Storesund | | #1

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    K.C., muff seem easy enough to make, you just need to make a tube the size you want. Cut the fabric and lining (and batting if you want it to be puffy) the width you want and long enough to wrap around your clasped hands. Seam the fabric along the long edge, seam the lining leaving a large enough area to turn. You can either gather the ends for a snug muff, or just leave them plain. Sandwich the fabric, batting, and lining and stitch them together at each end. Turn through the opening in the lining. If you have been able to find them to look at, you can get dimensions from those.

    1. Julia_Fletcher | | #2

      *I made a muff along those lines but, instead of using fabric yardage, I cut the outside from a velvet table mat and it worked well. (I couldn't get to a fabric store at the time I needed the fabric). I also added a neck cord, sewing the raw ends in between the layers at each end of the muff.

      1. Véronik_Avery | | #3

        *Hi K.C.,I happen to have a victorian 'muff' and it's very nice so I'll give you the measurements and some extra details;the width is 11 1/2" and the height is 10". They're mink on the front and ruched satin on the back(there's a zippered pocket on the back as well as a stitched coin purse in this pocket.).They're lined in satin, have two triangular insets just on the inside openings and a 5 3/4" (doubled) braided cord on the left hand side. Basically, it's a 20" by 11 1/2" pillow that's been stitched closed after filling (in this case, goose down but you can use polyfill; batting may be too stiff - the real thing feels quite loose and airy) If you'd like a pocket, it's a 7 1/4" long welt pocket (the welts are piped grosgrain) and 5" deep. The insets are 4 3/4" long and 1 1/2" at the top tapering to a point.I hope that helps; if you have any questions, feel free to e-mail.

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