22 December 2010

DIY 23

Wrist warmers
Almost all of Europe is covered in snow right now. It’s cold, very cold and mittens, warm sweaters and long johns are sold out in all the shops. I bought the last pair of long johns in one of the shops today and believe me there was nearly a fight over them…..It’s even cold indoors. Wrist warmers is a great way of keeping warm when you have to sit still and work at your office and the heater has gone to heater heaven warming the wings of the angels instead of your cold feet.

How about making a pair of wrist warmers? It is fun and fast and makes a nice gift too.

The best of it all is that you get to use the beautiful wool sweater that your husband accidentally machine washed…..or you can use felt like I did. You can embellish it with basically anything that you find beautiful. I used fabric, embroidery yarn, glass beads, vintage lace and did some needle felting too.

This is how you do it:
Cut two pieces of felt that fits around your wrist. Pimp them - get wild and crazy if you like. Sew them together – done!

If you have an old sweater it is even faster. Cut of the last 20 centimeters of the arms of the sweater, embellish – done!

Here is some that I have made.

Have fun



LiLi M. said...

Guess what I'm wearing while reading this post? :-)!

Minxy said...

These are just stunning, i've added you to my inspirational blog so i can hop back and be inspired by your lovely fabric work :D