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Thread: Ear Warmer Tutorial

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    Senior Member Bobbinchick's Avatar
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    :-D :-D :-D I hope this will all work out. Here is how I made my ear warmers. I'll try to put the instructions in the caption of each picture. supplies needed. The pattern piece and some fleece. Fleece works best for these as they have just the right "give" to the fabric and will have just the right stretch also. It's a lot warmer too but for this tute I did not have any fleece so I 'm using a pink valour fabric with batting and at least it will give you the idea of how it is made. Just pretend it is fleece. No batting needed for fleece at all. Ok I will start posting the picks with the instructions. Good luck, Huggies, Fay..Note: you may have to resize the pattern piece and you can do so in your scanner if it has that capability. THe measurements are written on the paper

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    Cut two of fleece and open up
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    Pin right sides together and sew 1/4" seam around the ear flas side
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    Sew around the earflaps side wiht 1/4" seam allowance
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    Trim with pinking sheers if needed
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    turn right side out and stitch the short ends together with 1/4" seam
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    Finish turning it right side out and fold down 1/2" and pin and then stitch all the way around the band
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    Now stitch wiht 1/4" seam aroung the ear flaps side
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    Now smooth it out and your done! Enjoy
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    Thank you for your tutorial. Hope to make some this week-end.

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    Wow, thanks for the tute.

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    Thanks!

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    Thanks for the tute this looks very simple and very useful in this cold weather. thanks again.

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    Now just remember there is no batting if using the fleece. I just used what I had to make the tute and this one that I finished did not work out because the fabric shifted, so you may want to try a walking foot or one of those roller type of foot and extra pins. Any way, this one I just used for the tut is too small for me head so it might work for one of the children, but I'm going to see if I can fix where it shifted. Anoter thing it doesn't do well for a person weho wears hearing aids unless they are the "in the ear" type. Ask me how I know???? Huggies, Fay

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    Oh super cool tute errr well warm ears tue lol.

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    Oh lordy I never thought of the hearing aids I have the behind the ear ones and they will screech.will have to go deaf while I keep my ears warm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stewyscrewy
    Oh lordy I never thought of the hearing aids I have the behind the ear ones and they will screech.will have to go deaf while I keep my ears warm.

    Same here and I wear two of them. I used to have the in the ear type and those work well, but maybe if you adjust it to fit a little bit looser it might work or turn down the aids and see how that might work. It's worth a try. I haven't tried these on with hearing aid, but I do remember that reguler ear muff didn't work well with hearing aids at all. I don't wear ear muff or any thing like that but if it should get record cold, then it might be a must if I have to go outside in the cold frigid temps. We had record cold and got snow before Thanksgiving and it was around for a little over a week and all that ice too. Didn't go out at all unless I absolutely had to. Have a great night, Huggies, Fay

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    thanks, Fay, my boys fish ,even in winter, and i know these will keep thier ears warm, thanks again, molly

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    Thank you very much for this tute :D:D:D

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    Will have to try making then this weekend :thumbup:

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    Thank you for sharing this neat ideal :D :thumbup:

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    Thanks for sharing. Just what I need this cold spell.

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    Great tute!!

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    Thanks for the great tutorial.

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    I have a question! After sewing the earflap side together, you say to "turn right side out and stitch the short ends together with 1/4" seam", but in the photo, it doesn't appear that you turned the piece right side out. Does it matter?

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    Thanks Im gonna try to make one :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by copehome
    I have a question! After sewing the earflap side together, you say to "turn right side out and stitch the short ends together with 1/4" seam", but in the photo, it doesn't appear that you turned the piece right side out. Does it matter?


    :D :D Yes, but it looks like it is still wrong side out is because you have to sew the short ends right sides together and then you take it off the machine and smooth out the ear flaps and the rest of the band and then fold in a half inch and pin it real good making sure it is all smooth and then stitch the band closed and then it will be right side out all the way and you sew the 1/4" around the earflap side and the straight side and then you will be done. so actually you do have it right side out , but part way as it is opened and then the short ends sewn. Good luck, Huggies, Fay.. Hope I made sense.. If there are any othe question, feel free to ask.

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    Well, thank you!
    I have a knitted one that is similar that I wear when I go out to feed, but hubby needs an ear warmer that he can use while he is working.
    The beauty of this is that with the narrower part that goes over the foreheard?
    With this, he will put on his baseball cap, this ear warmer over the cap, the narrow part will go over his brim ...
    this is a great project ... (snowing again tonight - - so much for 10% chance, eh?)
    Anyway, this will be good and tomorrow, when we head to Wencatchee, maybe we can find an ElmerFudd hunting cap at Big R so he will have choices and feel a bit more stylish
    These are better than stocking caps, because it will keep your ears warm, all of your ears. With stocking caps, when you roll the brim up to be able to see out, the tip of your ears are exposed.
    Thank you again for this tutorial!

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    Quote Originally Posted by omak
    Well, thank you!
    I have a knitted one that is similar that I wear when I go out to feed, but hubby needs an ear warmer that he can use while he is working.
    The beauty of this is that with the narrower part that goes over the foreheard?
    With this, he will put on his baseball cap, this ear warmer over the cap, the narrow part will go over his brim ...
    this is a great project ... (snowing again tonight - - so much for 10% chance, eh?)
    Anyway, this will be good and tomorrow, when we head to Wencatchee, maybe we can find an ElmerFudd hunting cap at Big R so he will have choices and feel a bit more stylish
    These are better than stocking caps, because it will keep your ears warm, all of your ears. With stocking caps, when you roll the brim up to be able to see out, the tip of your ears are exposed.
    Thank you again for this tutorial!
    The short ends that you have to sew is the back of the warmer. so you will wear it with the seam on the back. Huggies, Fay

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    I may have to re-think this Thanks!

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    can't wait for some free time to make some too! Thanks so much for the tire! :)

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