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Roasty, Toasty Slipper Rice Inserts to Keep Your Tootsies Warm

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These inserts, made from scrap material and raw rice or buckwheat groats/whole buckwheat seeds, are so comforting and roasty, toasty to keep your tootsies warm in your slippers. 

I have made two different varieties  - one for the sole of your slipper, to wear while sitting (it is a little uncomfortable to walk on the inserts and raw rice) and the other to lay on the top of your toes (which you can wear while walking around).

Additionally - similar inserts could be made to insert into your mittens.   Just had another idea - the inserts could be slipped inside your boots too!
 
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Step 1: Materials Needed

Scrap material - flannel or felted wool work especially well
Scissors
Thread
Sewing machine
Funnel
Raw rice or whole buckwheat seeds or buckwheat groats (do not us buckwheat hulls) 

Step 2: Creating Your Inserts

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Trace your foot (sole) on a piece of paper.  Cut two soles from the pattern - flipping the pattern over so you are creating a right and left sole.

Similarly, trace the top of your foot on a piece of paper.  Cut two tops from the pattern - again flipping the pattern over so you are creating a right and left top.





Step 3: Cutting and Sewing Inserts

For double thickness, turn fabric inside out with right sides together.  Pin left sole and right sole pattern - as well as the left and right top patterns,  to the wrong side of the fabric and cut.

Pin and straight stitch 1/4 " around, leaving a 1" opening.  It would be a good idea to stitch again just to be sure the seams are secure and rice grains aren't able to escape in the future.   

Turn all inserts right side out.

Step 4: Filling Your Inserts

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Fill your inserts with a comfortable amount of rice or whole buckwheat seeds/buckwheat groats.  

Stitch opening closed - again, consider stitching twice.
porklips1 year ago
nice!
Crafty Heart (author)  porklips1 year ago
Thanks! They are so very easy to make and sooo warm.