I love to buy 100% wool sweaters from places like Goodwill, Salvation Army and other second hand stores and turn them into things like this! First, I felt the sweaters in the washing machine until the knit is no longer visible. Once they are dry it's time to get cutting.
These hand warmers are made from sections of both sleeves. I use the body of the sweater to make handbags. I remove the sleeves at the shoulders when I am making the handbag (that will be my next post). I then slide my hand into the sleeve and see where I would like to cut it for the hand warmer length. Usually about midway up the arm. I then make a slit for my thumbs next to the seam.
Then I take some scrap from another sweater and cut out the little flowers and sew them on with buttons.
These are sure to keep your hands warm this winter. Go see if you can find some old wool sweaters and have fun!