Doing farm chores in the winter is a bit more pleasant when your hands are warm. Mitten and gloves and be cumbersome when you need your fingers free. These cute felt hand warmers couldn’t be easier to sew up and they not only make for toasty warm hands in the cold weather, but also are wonderful holiday gifts or stocking stuffers.
Here’s what you will need:
- 100% wool felt in assorted colors (don’t use polyester felt, it can melt when you heat it up)
- Coordinating sewing thread
- Red embroidery floss/embroidery needle
- Filler (corn, rice, beans, etc)
Here’s what you do:
Cut two 5″ squares from each color felt then cut each square into a heart shape. Hand stitch your words with the embroidery floss (I just free-handed it) and then with the right sides together, sew along the outer edge, leaving a 1″ opening. Carefully trim along the seams with sharp scissors, as close to the stitching as you can. Turn each heart right side out and machine stitch along the edge, stopping at your opening. Fill each heart with your filler and then neatly hand stitch the openings shut.
When you are ready to use your hand warmers, microwave them for 40-60 seconds or toss them in the dryer for a minute or two. Then tuck one into each coat pocket. They should stay warm for about half an hour.
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