Today I am sharing a simple tutorial for a project that is perfect for the the cold weather ahead….hand warmers!
We love hand warmers at our house and take them with us on winter walks, caroling, and even slide them into our packets when we are out playing in the snow.
They are great scrap busting projects, good for first time sewing projects (especially for younger sewists), and make cute neighbor gifts. Sooooo…with all that said let’s get started!
All you will need for this project is:
*Two fabric squares cut into 5″ squares
*About a cup and a half of rice
*Basic sewing notions
And to make them all you have to do is follow these easy steps:
#1. Cut two pieces of fabric into 5″ squares
#2. Place squares on top of each with right sides together and stitch around the perimeter of the square leaving about a one inch opening on one side. (The opening will be used for turning and filling.)
#3. Using your opening, pull your fabric so that the right side of the fabric is now on the outside. (You can press if desired.)
*Note: You can insert a pencil or chopstick through the opening to help you turn your fabric and to push the corners out nice and crisp. Just be careful not to poke through your fabric!
#4. Using the opening fill your hand warmer with rice until it feels nice and full.
#5. Hand stitch the opening closed.
*Note: You can stitch the opening closed on your machine….however you run the risk of the rice falling out and into your machine….so this method is not recommended.
And you are done!
Easy peasy and super warm.