Heated Hand Warmers: 30 Days of Christmas Crafts Day 17

30 Days of Christmas Crafts Day 17: Heated Hand Warmers
With record cold weathers in the month of November, I’m sending my children out with these handy hand warmers. The perfect size for slipping into coat pockets, you can make them in whatever shape you wish. Using recycled 100% wool sweater, washed and dried for a tighter weave, 100% cotton flannel and 100% cotton fabric,and dried beans, heat in the microwave for 1 minute, and your hand warmers will say “I love you” on that cold journey to work or school.

3 1/2″ by 5 1/2″ pieces of the following fabrics:
1 100% wool
1 100% cotton fashion fabric
2 100% cotton flannel
dried beans
sewing machine (I used my Skyline S5)
matching thread

Assemble your hand warmer in the following order:
layer 1: wool
layers 2 and 3: cotton flannel
layer 4: outer fashion fabric
Sew using a stretch stitch all the way around leaving a hole for turning and loading beans
I love the stretch stitch on the Skyline S5. I’ve mentioned it in earlier posts, but it is the straightest most secure stretch stitch I’ve ever used.
Turn hand warmer right side out through hole.
Load hand warmer 2/3 full of dried beans (you can use rice or any type of dried bean)
Hand sew opening closed
Now,  heat in the microwave for 30 seconds-be careful not to overheat–and enjoy the warmth. You may need to test the times on your microwave. These little hand warmers make great stocking stuffers.

Today’s gulf view:

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