Wednesday, 21 October 2015

DIY : A hand warmer

Little cozy goes a long way (and a hand warmer DIY)

This winter my default has been just about anything warm and cozy. Eat breakfast by the fireplace, adding an extra blanket to the beds, a hot cup of cocoa after being outside, a warm towel to wrap up in after tubs, or….
… reheatable hand-warmers to pop in the pockets.  so cozy.
SUPPLIES: a fat quarter (or more) of this fabric or whatever fabric you have laying around the house, fabric scissors, pinking shears (optional), sewing machine or needle, long pins, rice, and thread.
1.  using fabric scissors, cut the pattern from our spoonflower fabric OR cut 2-3/4 inch squares from your choice of fabric.  you’ll need two per hand warmer.
2. place two squares of fabric wrong sides together and stitch a 1/4 inch seam around the outside, leaving a 1-1/2 inch opening and backstitching in the beginning and end.  (if you don’t have pinking shears, place fabric write sided together, sew as instructed and then turn right side out.)
3. fill 3/4 of the way up with rice.
4.  using a long pin, block the rice from falling out of the opening and sew closed.
5.  using pinking shears, trim the edges….  it will keep them from fraying.
to use, warm up int he microwave for 20 seconds (or so), but make sure they aren’t too hot before handing over to little hands!


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