How to: Make your own pogies

As a person always on a lookout to remind anyone that I spent time in Africa, now it’s getting cold it seems to be a perfect excuse to say, “Having spent the past two winters in Africa, I’m not used to the cold”

Now that’s out the way the reason for mentioning it was that I am not prepared for winter and so in an effort to remedy that, I decided to make myself some fleece lined pogies.

You will need: 

  • A sewing machine with a stretchy stitch setting
  • Kick ass waterproof fabric  
  • Wax paper
  • Fleece
  • Thread
  • Sew on Velcro
  • Narrow Elastic

 Step 1.

Use the same template for left and right, just spin it over. 

Use the same template for left and right, just spin it over. 

Make a template out of wax paper, use some french curves if you want it neat. 

Regular paper would work too. 

Leave room for the elastic and to hem the edges. 

Step 2

Cut out your fleece and waterproof fabric. 

I opted to have the fleece go half way down the sleeves but there is no reason why it couldn’t be full length. 

 

 


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Step 3

Sew it all together. 

It all goes together fairly simply the tricky part is at the end when you put the elastic on either end. 

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After that put them in your paddle and enjoy having warm hands while you kayak.

 

See super simple, it will probably take a day of work but my inexperienced hands got these done in a weekend of intermittent work.