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Old 11-27-2014, 03:43 PM
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Some may remember that a while ago I was looking for xx-large gloves for my husband. We have not bee able to find any any where that fit him or kept his hands. recently inherited a tote full of cloth. It was a lot of strange things. One piece was Sherpa. I have fleece so I decided to try and make him some mittens. I started with a drawing of his hand and had allowed for seams but the material was thick and I had to make pattern larger. Also I decided to have th wrong side of the Sherpa for the outside. I made two fleece mittens to go inside for more warmth. Then had to make another pattern to make up for the thickness. The first one I made was thick and my regular foot had a lot of trouble...so....I put o a zipper foot. I had never used one before. WOW As I am sure many of you could have told me...it worked so well ...could get close to edge and solved several other problems. I learned a big step and now know how to sew other things I had problems with and it will take the bad out of some sewing and put the fun back in. My husband should have warmer hands and may make a pair for myself. So my Thanksgiving was rewarding.
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Old 11-27-2014, 03:54 PM
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Resourceful lady! Well done!
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Old 11-27-2014, 06:27 PM
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Great problem solving....good tip of using the zipper foot.
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Old 11-27-2014, 06:49 PM
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Wow never would have thought of the zipper foot. Thanks for sharing. You give me inspiration to stick with it!
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Old 11-27-2014, 06:55 PM
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Glad some things clocked for you.

I am sure your D H will appreciate warm hands!
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Old 11-27-2014, 06:57 PM
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My hubs is a large man (he wears 5-6XL) and he buys all his clothing
at King Size Direct. They have gloves up to size 4XL.

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Old 11-28-2014, 03:39 AM
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Why not just make some hand warmers? My DGD made some for her brothers for their birthdays. I gave her a 6x6 square and folded it in fourths, then sewed the two cut sides, turned it, filled it with rice and sewed the open end. nuke for 15 seconds and you have hand warmers.
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Old 11-28-2014, 09:28 AM
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resourceful and a quilter/sewer...and what a nice
thing to do for dh
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Old 11-28-2014, 09:31 AM
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Sew nice! Surely his hands will be very warm with all those layers.
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