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Heart Hand Warmers Tutorial

Learn how to sew hand warmers in the shape of hearts! Use felted wool and rice to sew up this quick project. Great for any season and sewing ability!

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.

hand warmer tutorial- heart shaped #valentines Patchwork Posse

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 accidentally been shrunk or I shank, or felted them myself.

I also thought that because 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.

Materials Needed:

  • felted wool
  • rice
  • pinking shears
  • muslin fabric

Heart Hand Warmers Tutorial:

  1. Make a heart template and cut out
  2. Cut out 2 hearts out of muslin and 2 hearts out of wool
  3. Layer the 2 muslin hearts, wool heart on top and bottom
  4. Sew all the way around the heart, leaving a 1″ opening for rice filling
  5. Use a funnel and fill with rice
  6. Sew the opening closed
  7. Using pinking shears, trim the edges

hand warmer tutorial- heart shaped #valentines Patchwork Posse

How to use heart hand warmers:

Warm in the microwave for 30-45 seconds.

hand warmer tutorial- heart shaped #valentines Patchwork Posse

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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Learn how to sew hand warmers in the shape of hearts! Use felted wool and rice to sew up this quick project. Great for any season and sewing ability! #sewing #diy #winter

Do you make hand warmers?  What kind of fabrics or shapes do you sew?


21 thoughts on “Heart Hand Warmers Tutorial

  1. Angie @ CCC

    I love these! Thanks for participating!

  2. Amanda @ Subscription Maven

    This is such a cute idea!! You can probably also add essential oils for some aromatherapy too.. I am going to have to try this craft on the weekend

  3. Carolina

    I love these! I always have cold hands, and it is so nice to have something in my pocket to wrap my fingers around and help warm them right up!

  4. Becky

    Thanks Carolina! I use them ALL THE TIME! 🙂

  5. Bre

    So cute! These are perfect for Chicago’s nasty winters! Found you on Pincentive Blog Hop!

  6. Kristen

    These are so cute and perfect for the cold weather that just hit our area…again. My hands are always cold, so these would definitely come in handy!

  7. Brandyn | Southern Distinctions

    How cute! I love this idea! These would really come in handy on this frigid day!

  8. Cara

    These are so cute! Thanks for sharing and I’m headed over to pin it right now!

  9. Julie

    Very cute! Sewing tends to scare me, but these don’t look too hard!

  10. Mary F

    What about other material like fleece and cotton? I have sooo much of that!

  11. Theresa @DearCreatives

    Hi Becky, dropping in from DBB & love your project! I would love you to drop by and share them at my party if you like. A new one started today. Have a great weekend. Theresa

  12. Sarah

    These are so cute, and really practical! Thanks for the tutorial.

  13. Ariean @OneKriegerChick

    This is great Becky! I think even I could make some of these…Thanks for making it look so easy! Thanks for sharing at the Hit Me With Your Best Shot Link Party last Tuesday! Hope to see you again tonight at 7EST! Excited to see what you’ve been up to!


  14. Tiffany

    Love this idea for a Valentine’s project with our girls.

  15. Meg

    These are so adorable — I love them! Of course, I love anything red or emblazoned with (or in the shape of!) hearts, so they’re right up my alley.

  16. Becky

    That’s funny Meg! Those are some snazzy fun colors!

  17. Lynn

    I have made these for years using tea or small hand towels and sewing up the seams. Another variation is to use field corn, which is what I used. My towels had cute snowmen on them and I gave them out as gifts. They probably had 3-4 cups of corn and I microwaved them for about 3 minutes. The nice thing was they stayed warm for a very long time. We used them to warm up our beds and they kept our feet warm. When they got old I saw some members of the family using them for door stops.

  18. Desiree Keener

    Can you make these using pique cotton?

  19. Amy Huntley

    These would be a great and useful gift for Valentines Day also!

  20. Allie

    These heart hand warmers are being featured on my Valentines Gift Round Up. The post will go live sometime tonight.
    ~Allie http://www.craftyallieblog.com

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