The chilly season is upon us! Stay warm and toasty this winter with these easy-to-make homemade hand warmers. In just a few simple steps, you can turn an old flannel shirt or piece of material into a reusable hand warmer. This is a fantastic project for DIYers on a budget – and who doesn’t love a handmade Christmas present? Check out the tutorial below to see how this DIY is done!
DIY Christmas Gift: Homemade Hand Warmers
Don’t throw away that old flannel shirt just yet! In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to turn an old shirt and some uncooked rice into a homemade hand warmer. This handmade holiday gift is perfect for DIYers on a budget – and it makes the perfect stocking stuffer. Simply cut two fabric squares out of your shirt, sew a blanket stitch around the edges, then fill it with uncooked white rice. After a minute in the microwave, your hand warmer will be ready to use again and again. Ready to give it a try? Check out the step-by-step guide below.
What you’ll need:
· Two fabric squares, 4×4 inches each
· Sewing needle
· Crochet thread
· Uncooked rice
· Small funnel
Step 1: Gather your sewing materials.
Cut out two fabric squares, 4×4 inches each (an old flannel shirt works great!). You’ll also need a sewing needle and crochet thread.
Step 2: Sew a blanket stitch around the edge.
Tuck the raw edges of your fabric squares in, then begin sewing a blanket stitch around the edge.
Step 3. Pour the rice in.
Use a small funnel to fill your hand warmer with uncooked white rice, about ¾ full.
Step 4: Sew the corner.
Tuck in the raw edges, then sew the corner shut.
Step 5. Stick it in the microwave for 1 minute.
After a minute in the microwave, your hand warmer will be hot and ready to use!