Happy Friday folks! If you have a little crafting time this weekend you can whip up a batch of these cute hand warmers:
They are super easy and really useful! Here’s what you will need: Felt, fabric shears, rice, a paper template (you can trace a cookie cutter or print a shape from the computer then cut out the shape), a sewing machine or needle and thread.
- Hold two pieces of felt together (or fold one sheet in half) and place the paper template on top and cut around the edges with fabric shears. You can use straight shears, pinking or whatever kind you like!
- Sew the two shapes together neatly (raw edges will show but felt will not fray) but leave a 1.5″ gap.
- Fill with rice.
- Stitch the gap closed.
Tips: if you are using a sewing machine be sure to back-stitch at the start and end of your stitching to make sure the stitch is secure. You could add herbs to the hand warmers, such as lavender, to make them smell nice. If you want to embroider anything on the hand warmers do so before sewing. If you find you felt shifting when you sew just pin it a few times and the pieces will stay together.
To finish pin the set together and add a tag that says: Hand warmers. To use microwave for 30 seconds on high then slip into your mittens or pockets to keep your hands toasty warm!
Thse really work too, i use my prototype every morning when I walk the dog! I used 25-cents-a-sheet craft eco-felt but wool felt would be lovely too! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting