Another how to video tutorial on how to make your very own hand warmers. I recycled an old wool sweater for these beauties. Makes a great winter gift for the men in your life who shovel your driveways.
- old cotton or wool sweater
- needle and thread and/or sewing machine
- embroidery thread
- essential oils
Step 1: Lets Get Started
Lay out your old sweater and desired form. ATTN : do not use any type of acrylic sweater. They just might melt in the microwave. Cut two forms and sew them together leaving a space as to fill it with rice.
Step 2: Fill
Turn the sewn shapes right side out and fill with rice. Do not overfill. You will need some room for later. At this point you could actually put a few drops of essential oils in the rice to give it a nice smell. Pin the hole together and hand sew it closed.
Step 3: Topstitch
Top stitching your shape gives it a nice finished look. Do so by pinning the rice away from where you are stitching. I found it easier to do this one side at a time.
Step 4: The Finishing Touch
Add some embroidery floss to the edge to pretty it up. I did a blanket stitch here. Now give it to someone to keep their hands toasty warm this winter. Instructions : Pop it in the microwave for 15-20 seconds.
Thanks for reading.