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custom wedding gifts How to Make Pocket Hand Warmers decorative pillow shams

Updated: 2020-03-30 14:29 Views: 137

These rice-filled hand warmers are made from cozy flannel with an extra “pocket” on the outside for added warmth for your fingers. Heat them in the microwave for just 20 seconds and they’re ready to pop in your coat pockets, keeping your hands toasty warm in cold winter weather.


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Step 1) Prepare the fabric.

Wash, dry and iron fabrics before cutting.

From the main flannel fabriccustom wedding gifts, cut four 5?”; x 5?”; squares.

From the coordinating flannel fabric, cut two 5?”; x 8″; rectangles.

Step 2) Make the outside pocket.

Use a ?”; seam allowance throughout unless otherwise stated.

To form the outside pocket, fold the 5″; x 8″; piece of coordinating flannel in half width-wise. Press.

Place the pocket piece on one of the main flannel fabric pieces, right sides facing up.

Place a second piece of the main flannel fabric piece on top, right side facing down.

Pin the three layers of fabric around all four sides.

Stitch around the sides, leaving an opening at the top about 2″; wide.

Clip the corners.

Turn the hand warmer right side out, gently pushing the corners out using a turning tool or chopstick.


Step 3) Finish the hand warmers.

Using the opening at the top, fill the hand warmer with ? cup of rice.

Pin the opening closed. Make sure all of the rice is settled toward the bottom of the hand warmer.

Use a blindstitch or edgestitch foot as shown in the photo to close.

Repeat all steps with the remaining fabric to make the second hand warmer.

Step 4) Heating the Hand Warmers


Place the two warmers in a microwave oven and heat on high for 20 seconds.

Shake the hand warmers to distribute the warmed rice.

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