Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Easy-Peasy Hand Warmers

Awesome gift for any winter holiday, birthday or just because - hand warmers! SOO easy.  I used the left over fabric from some Monster Sillybets and Bear's pretend camp fire.

What you need:

Some fleece or flannel fabric pieces (for each you need 2 - 4" x 4" pieces)
Scissors - good ones help
Sewing machine OR patience to sew by hand
Needle & Thread
Uncooked rice (NOT Instant)

How to:
Put two pieces of fabric together and cut out your shape of choice. Sew about 1/4" from the edge all the way around leaving a 1" opening to fill. Use a funnel, or a steady hand to fill the "pouch" 3/4 full. Sew the opening closed by hand.  I went back and trimmed off some of the excess so I had a nice even edge (not pictured).  If you do not want any fabric on the outside then flip inside out before filling.

Bear had fun piling these into the back of his truck so I plan to make him some rice bags later for playing.

If you feel fancy, you can use oils to give your warmers a cozy smell (rose, lavender, etc) I chose not to because I was feeling lazy. You can also make larger ones as heating packs for cramps, aches and pains - good mothers' day gift!


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