My friend Hena saw this and being an engineer, figured out how to make one in 30 seconds flat. After she successfully made herself a sample, she showed me how easy it is to make it so here is my first tutorial.
All you need is 2 pieces of fabric about 12 inch x 12 inch in size. You can make this any size you want but I tend to like it a little bigger so my fingers can fit inside the hole.
First you draw a 60 degree equilateral triangle. Each side measures 10 inches. I made my template on paper so it is easy for me to demonstrate and I can also lay this template on my fabric and rotary cut along side the triangle.
After I cut my 2 pieces of fabric the same size as the triangle, I sewed them right sides together. Be sure to leave a 4 inch gap on one of the sides so you can turn the triangle inside out.
After I topstitch all around the triangle, I use a pin to mark the midpoint between each side. So referring back to my first photo, you would put a pin midpoint between A and B, B and C and A and C.
Then I fold each triangle peak down and pin it as well, making sure that the triangle peaks do not go lower than my midpoint pins.
Then I take one side of the triangle, fold them together and topstitch the sides. Be careful not to stitch down the triangle peaks. Make sure to backstitch at the beginning and end to ensure that the sides are securely sewn together.
Take the other 2 sides and do the same. The result will look like this.
Secure the triangle ears down with a button and you are all done. Ta Da!!!
Thanks to my friend Hena for figuring out this little contraption. Hope you enjoyed this tutorial and if you do make one of these threadcatchers, please send me a photo.