Lately i have been reading the Hunger Games books and really enjoyed them.... I also wanted to thank the teen that was lending them to me so I decided to make some arm warmers for her.
Here is how I made them....
You will need
- Fiskars Titanium Rotary Cutter/or No8 scissors
- fiskars Cutting mat
- fiskars quiting ruler
- Helmar Premium craft glue
- Polar Fleece (light brown) 1/4 meter or so
- dark brown felt
- yellow or light orange felt
- Sewing machine
next I found a logo on the internet of the hungergames and printed it out twice...
one reversed at the desired size (link to logo here)
I cut the images out using the printed logos and stuck the yellow logos onto the brown felt with Helmar Premium Craft glue - it is a great fabric glue that will hold up in the wash!
Set aside the "patches"
We will now be cutting out the main arm warmers and sewing them up...
Take two pieces of fabric - wrong side facing out - draw around your hand and forearm as above with a permanent fabric marker leaving a good 1/2inch gap around your hand/forearm.
Now do this for the other arm to...
You should end up with four pieces cut the same as above.
Take two oposite sides and put the right side up
Pin the logo patch to the back of the hand side and sew onto the arm warmer
test to see if your hand can get into the opening, if not nows the time to unpick and sew back up leaving a smaller seam. (which I had to do)
Thanks so much to Aliesha for lending me the books... I had a great time reading them and drawing inspiration from them. Hope you enjoy your arm warmers this winter....