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Picture of Heated Slippers

This will show you how to make microwaveable heated slippers from rice.  

Materials and Supplies:

1.    Soft warm fabric (at least a fat quarter)

2.    pen and paper

3.    scissors

4.    rice (at least 24oz)

5.    sewing machine or needle and thread

6.    tape

 
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Step 1: Heated Slippers

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Step One:

First get a pair of shoes and trace them on a piece of paper and cut them out so you have the bottom shoe templates. Second take a sheet of paper, cover the top of your shoe, trace and cut out the shape. Third tape the top and bottom pieces together to make any adjustments to your paper shoe.

Step 2: Heated Slippers

Step two:

First use your template pieces and trace them on your fabric. You will need two left bottoms, two right bottoms, and four top pieces. Next cut out all your pieces and pair them together so corresponding right sides are facing each other. Then pin and sew a ¼ in. seam around each piece but leave a 2 in. space for turning and filling. Snip corners off and snip around edges. Turn and press.

Step 3: Heated Slippers

Step three:

Fill your pieces half full of rice (and scented oils if you want them) about 4oz. for bottoms and 8oz for the tops. Then sew the pieces closed. Lay flat and smooth the rice around and sew through the top pieces a few times to keep the rice from moving around. You can also do this to the bottom but I didn’t because I wanted to move the rice around with my toes.  Sew the top piece together where the back of your ankle would be. Next sew the top piece to the top of the bottom piece. Then flip inside out. I wanted mine plain but you can add decorations just remember not to add any metals or something that would melt in a microwave. Heat for 60 sec. and enjoy toasty toes.  

JoeJ11 month ago

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Your using dark fabric so it makes it impossible to see what your doing. Could you please redo this with a lighter fabric so I can see how it is done. TY
mygibzone2 years ago
I Love this idea! My feet are ALWAYS cold. I can't wait to make a pair of these. I threw a vote your way and I hope you are a finalist :)
Prototyp 812 years ago
how long do they stay warm?
VACH. (author)  Prototyp 812 years ago
About 1 hour.
putty1cat2 years ago
I always put a half cup of water in the microwave, along side my rice bags. I've read on the webs, this is so they don't catch fire.
I've had a rice bag I made from a pair of jeans for 14 years. Never put water in the microwave with it, and it's never caught on fire, or even smoked. Well, there was that one time I caught it behind the school with a cigarette, but it told me it was just holding it for the hot water bottle.
ChrysN2 years ago
Clever idea!
Awesome idea! I hate having cold toes!