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Hand Warming Muff Tutorial

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Today, I’m sharing a quick little tutorial for a Hand-Warming Muff.

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Tutorial on how to make a hand warming muff. This project is so quick and easy, plus it makes the perfect little accessory for holiday photos and events! (This version was made from an upcycled sweater.)

Hand Warming Muff Tutorial

Last week, I finished up a pink faux fur vest for my daughter that had been in my to-do pile since November.  After the vest was done I decided to whip up a matching hand-muff for the photos. (Chopped bangs and all…)

Sewing the 1st version of the muff, I just made it up as I went along, but after looking through the pictures, I decided the muff looked a little too wide.  Rather than just taking apart the pink muff, (I am done w/ the faux

fur!) I decided to make one more to get the measurements right before posting the tutorial for the Muff.

I used an old cable-knit sweater and the leftover fleece for the second muff and I just love it! (The leftover fleece came from this easy fleece hat tutorial.)

The good part is, I made two versions of this hand muff!  So a lucky reader can win one of my Hand-Warming Muff’s for their own sweet princess! (Or prince, it could go either way…)  (Giveaway has ended.)

How to make a hand Muff - tutorial

How to make a hand-warming Muff:


Materials needed:

  • 12 x 14 inch fabric for the top, (fleece, faux fur, sweater knit, flannel, etc…)
  • 8.5 x 14 inch fabric for the lining:  (I used fleece)
  • Batting (depending on the thickness you may want to double up (mine was low loft, so I did 2 pieces for extra warmth and thickness)
  • About 13 inches of coordinating ribbon or double fold bias tape.
  • ruler
  • scissors
  • coordinating thread


Step 1:  Cutting the fabric pieces.

  • Cut the outer/top fabric piece 12 inches wide by 14 inches long.
  • Cut the inside/lining piece 8.5 inches wide by 14 inches long.
  • Cut the batting 12 inches wide by 12.75 inches long.

Step 2: Assembly.

Lay the outer/top fabric piece right side down on your workspace.
Center the batting on top of the outer/top fabric piece, so that 1/2 inch of the top/outer fabric shows on top and bottom.

Pin the batting to the fabric securely.

Draw lines on the fabric based on the diagram below.  (This is to mark where you will “quilt” the fabric.)

Sew a straight line of stitches down the lines marked red.  This will attach the batting to the top piece.

Next lay the fabrics on your workspace in this order:

  • batting side down, top piece right side up
  • fleece right side down.

Then pin the sides of the fabric together, it will look like this:

Sew 3/8 of an inch from the edge of each side, being careful to catch all layers in the stitch line.  Flip the fabric right side out.

Then, right sides of the muff together, pin the edge closed.  Since the batting was 1.25 inches shorter, you should be able to line the edges up fairly evenly and get the pins through.

Cut your ribbon or bias tape to about 13 inches.  If you are using bias tape, just sew the open edge closed.  Pin the edges of the ribbon into the seam you just pinned.

Sew a straight stitch down the unfinished edge of the muff, right along the edge of the batting. (About 3/8 to 1/2 inch from the edge.)  You don’t want the batting sticking out of the seam, so you may need to push it back in as you sew the seam.  (You may run into this if your batting is extra thick.)

When you get to the ribbon, make sure you sew around the edge of the ribbon so it does not hang out past the seam.  (If you look closely at my muff in the picture below, you can see how I let the edge of my ribbon show.)

Flip the muff right side out and you are done!

How to make a hand Muff - tutorial

If you are inspired to create something based on this tutorial, please come back and share your version on my Facebook page.  I would love to see it!


How to make a hand Muff - tutorial

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  1. Please enter me! I follow you! I would LOVE to win this for my little girl! She LOVES girly stuff!

  2. Oh that is lovely! I'm sure the pictures don't do it justice 🙂

  3. LOVE this! It's completely impractical for where I live considering that it's currently 73 degrees outside, but it's so cute I might do it anyway! : )

    You've got quite the adorable model there as well! : )

    Great projects, as always, Jamie!

    Thanks so much for linking up your awesomeness with Feature Friday Free-for-All! : )

  4. Love this. I use to have a little fur coat when I was younger and it had a muff. My oldest daughter would love this! And with all the stuff on my to do list, winning one would be nice. Just started following. Love the blog.

  5. I now follow you, and this is amazing, as a child I always dreamed of having a muff like this. I would love to give this to my daughter down the way, or find a special young girl in my neighborhood who would cherish this as much as I would have when I was young 🙂

  6. Wow, super cute. Please enter me!! 🙂 I'll give it to my daughter, she will love it. Thanks.


  7. Enter me! This muff is so adorable and I love it! I have a grand niece that would love it! I am a follower. Thank you for entering me.


  8. Enter Me.
    The muff is adorable. I love that you lined it with fleece to make it extra cozy. If I won the giveaway, I would give it to my niece. Thanks for the great tutorial. If I don't win at least I can make one. I'm a follower. I receive your updates by email.

  9. I just found your blog on Ucreate and love the simplicity of your tutorials! A Nook cover is one of the next things on my list and it never would have occured to me to quilt it. Love the look! My town is stuck in more snow than I'm used to, so I'd probably be selfish and keep the muff for myself and share with my roommate. f8breaker (at) gmail (d0t) com

  10. I met a lady once when I was dressed as a victorian and had a muff, she said she'd have loved one when she was a little girl… if ever I went back there and her stall was there i'd love to give it to her.

  11. I'd love to win this, but sadly I'd be selfish and keep it for myself! Ha! I can't help it, I get cold hands!