|DIY Hand Warmers Sewing Tutorial|
This is a sewing tutorial on How to Make Microwavable Hand Warmers! Yay, another project to get your sewing machine out of storage!
We just moved to a really cold place. Northern Utah. We moved here from Southern Utah, where it is nice and semi-warm during the winter months, so my kids are freakin’ freezing now. We are not used to this weather. My kids hands are always frozen and I was sick of buying those instant hand warmers for them to use when they were just going out to our yard to play. Those needed to be saved for when we were away from the house. So, I realized that the little rice bags that I made for my kids for their hurting legs (growing pains) at night, would be perfect for hand warmers. I just need to make them into mini sizes. (BTW, if your kids have growing pains, these are perfect in a larger version for night time.)
So here’s how I did it. I am not a seamstress, so don’t judge my stitches, they get the job done.
Go to the fabric store and buy whatever kind of fleece you want. I only bought about 1/4 yard of each, and let my kids choose which one they wanted, and let them cut out the shapes they wanted. You will need to cut your design at least an inch bigger on all sides than you think you want them. They need room for the seam and to be filled with rice.
Start out in the lower 1/3 of one side of the design like so… (be sure to reverse and start again like the end of a seam at the beginning and end of the stitches)
If you are doing a square or rectangle, stop at the edges, lift up the foot, turn the fabric, then start again, like so…
Sew around, about a 1/4 inch away from the edge and STOP when you are about an inch away from where you started. Like so…
Use a funnel to fill your sack with rice. Do not over fill, these should be really loose.
Sew the opening shut like so… This is why I DON’T turn them inside out, I just leave them with the seam on the outside, I think it looks cute like that anyway.
There you have it… Easy Peasy! NOW put your hand warmers in the microwave for about 20 seconds, and you have nice and toasty hands! Happy Winter!
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