These DIY rice hand warmers are a great way to use up some fabric scraps! Plus it’s the perfect beginner’s sewing project for kids or adults!
Hi there! It’s Kelly from Typically Simple and I’m back with another simple sewing project idea, but this time for the sewing machine! Last month, I shared how to make a fun felt corner bookmark which was a perfect way to introduce hand-sewing to kids.
Well this time, I’m going to share how to make rice hand warmers which is a great way to help kids start to feel comfortable using the sewing machine because it’s just all straight lines. And if you are anything like me and keep all of your fabric scraps “just in case” then this project will help you start to get rid of those!
How to Make Rice Hand Warmers
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- Cut two pieces of fabric into squares, I made mine about 3.5 inches square.
- Place right sides together and sew around three sides.
- Continue sewing the fourth side, but stop about an inch away from the edge. This is the hole you will use to fill with rice.
- Snip off any extra thread and turn the hand warmers right side out.
- Using a funnel, fill the bags about 1/2 – 3/4 full of rice.
- Close up the opening by either sewing it on the machine or using a quick whip stitch.
- Pop the hand warmers into the microwave for about 15-20 seconds and that’s it!
These would make a great handmade gift to give with a pair of warm gloves, or as a cute stocking stuffer! And using some flannel scraps would make these rice hand warmers extra cozy! Pam from The Birch Cottage created printable labels for handmade hand warmers to make giving these easy for you.
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With a passion for teaching, crafting, and photography, Kelly created a blog that weaves them all together. From easy dinner recipes to quick DIY projects, Typically Simple provides creative inspiration for cooking and baking, crafting with kids, home decor, organization and more. A classroom teacher for seven years, Kelly now stays at home with her very energetic little boy. Armed with her hot glue gun and a cup of coffee, she enjoys working on craft and DIY projects during nap-time. You might also find her taste-testing new recipes in the kitchen!