Arm Warmer Tutorial - DIY guide

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Made in Rosendale, New York

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This is a Tutorial ebook to teach you how to make Arm Warmers out of Recycled Sweaters.

Over the years I have sold thousands of these arm warmers, and they are real crowd pleasers. These are super easy to make – even if you have never sewn before! Arm warmers make a wonderful, eco-friendly, DIY gift for anyone on your list.

This listing is for a DIGITAL PDF FILE.
This will be sent VIA ETSY CONVO within 24 hours.
You will not be getting anything in the mail.

I still sell tons of sweaters, and I will have over 50 new sweaters for sale here in my Etsy shop on Wednesday, June 9th @ 8pm EST.

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You can buy all 3 of my tutorials together for a 20% discount here:


I worked hard to make a colorful, entertaining and informative ebook about the ins and outs of arm warmer making. Even if you are unsure whether this is a project you want to undertake, it is a fun and lighthearted read. It has many color photographs, diagrams, links and anecdotes to set you on your sewing journey.

You can sew these with an overlock machine, a regular sewing machine, or even by hand. All you need is thread, scissors, and some inspiring fabric scraps.

Those of you who have bought my “Katwise Guide to Sweater Coats” will no doubt be familiar with much of the terrain covered in this tutorial, but, you might enjoy the splash of color anyway.
If you would rather just buy my actual arm warmers, I still sell those all the time too. Become a Katwise fan on facebook to see the sweater goodness I am posting next. :-)

Here is a little youtube link if you want to get an idea of what sort of silliness you are in for:

Average review
Such a great perspective on life! fast shipping, great product. Thanks!
Dec 1, 2017 by Kathy Aron
Looking forward to making my first pair of hand warmers. Creative product, responsive seller.
Sep 9, 2017 by Helen Passey
Very nice instructions. I love watching all the updates Katwise has on her Etsy, and Facebook. Very inspirational. I hope she does more Youtube videos. Thank you!
Aug 24, 2017 by QueenoFairyLand
Perfect will try in the future
Mar 14, 2017 by TUTTIMATTA
it is absolutely professional and fun and so much heart is in it thank you so much !!!!
Jan 17, 2017 by milda dyke

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All tutorials will be sent to you via Etsy message within 24 hours.

All long coats are shipped Priority Mail w delivery confirmation.

I have shipped my sweaters to every continent (even Antarctica!) The US postal service does not offer international tracking at any sort of reasonable price, so it is *ship at your own risk*....i have shipped many many international packages without trouble, but if it gets lost in customs or whatever I cannot refund you. I am sorry! If you really want a tracking number/insurance you will have to pay quite a bit extra.

Returns & exchanges

More than anything i just want you to be happy. If something fits you wonky, or just isn't what you dreamed, I will accept a return and refund you (less S&H) within ONE WEEK of you receiving it. I do not do exchanges, refunds only.

All returns must be approved by me beforehand.

If you put your sweater in the washing machine/dryer - it is NOT returnable.

Additional policies

I get SO many emails that it takes me hours a day to answer them all, and I barely have time to sew. Have mercy on my wrists, and please read this before you send me questions. Thanks!!!

Q: Do you do custom orders?
A: No Custom Orders....sorry! *Please* don't ask me! It is hard saying no to so many nice people.

Q: How do I reserve a coat?
A: My shop is first come first serve. I will not reserve anything ahead of time. Every couple of weeks I post a big collection of coats in every shape and color combination.There is no waiting list - you just have to show up at the exact time and buy it. They tend to sell out in just a few minutes. You can see preview photos before each sale on my facebook page -

Q:When is your next posting?
A: If you read my shop announcement or any listing, it will be mentioned at the very top.

Q:Do you do layaway?
A:Layaway got SOOOOO out of control that I am taking a break from it right now. Save your pennies, and your perfect coat will come along when you are ready. :-)

Q: Do you make plus sizes/childrens sizes/wool free/men's items etc.....?
A: I make all of the above except for children's coats. If you look at my albums on facebook you can see examples of the variety of things I offer.

Q:How do I care for my sweater?
A: To be safe all items should be hand washed cold and dried flat. You can take a risk and throw it in the washer (I do) but there is always a possibility that wool will keep shrinking, so if you want to be 100% safe, hand wash! I will not be responsible for mishaps that occur in your washing machine.

Occasionally little threads work their way loose. Most of the time these can be pulled and snipped without consequence. If it looks like the sweater itself is getting frayed (a very rare but possible consequence of absolutely any sweater creation) you should remember the old saying: "a stitch in time saves nine".....

Q:Is that your crazy house in the pictures?
A:Yes! I call it "The House that Sweaters Built"...cuz y'all on Etsy helped me buy it!

Q:Will you marry me?
A: Maybe. :-)