I have been using a few hand warmers lately to help with the chilly weather. The heater is on, but it’s still freezy! That’s how I feel!
I had a cute pair, but they were cooked too many times and no longer worked. It was time to make me some new ones.
For these hand warmers I used felted wool sweaters. I keep a little pile in the sewing cottage for different projects. These are sweaters that have either been accidentaly been shrunk or I shank, or felted them myself.
I also thought that becuase they might not be fully felted and they have larger stitching holes I use an added layer of muslin. I used white, but maybe should have used a pink fabric to blend better with the wool.
- felted wool
- pinking shears
- muslin fabric
Heart Hand Warmers Tutorial:
- Print off heart template and cut out
- Cut out 2 hearts out of muslin and 2 hearts out of wool
- Layer the 2 muslin hearts, wool heart on top and bottom
- Sew all the way around the heart, leaving a 1″ opening for rice filling
- Use a funnel and fill with rice
- Sew the opening closed
- Using pinking shears, trim the edges
Warm in the microwave for 30-45 seconds.
These don’t take long to make and because they are sewn by machine and the edges are pinking sheared, they make up super quick! Clickety Click here for a few more Heart Projects.
This is a great easy sewing project for teachers, friends, or yourself for Valentines holiday.
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Do you make hand warmers? What kind of fabrics or shapes do you sew?