Hand Warmers A Very Easy Sewing Project.
Anyone can sew this little project . It needs only scraps of fabric and only the most basic understanding of the sewing machine. This is perfect for those just learning to sew. Hand warmers make a wonderful non-gender any age gift. So make up a batch for those last minuet thank you or stocking stuffer.
What you will need:
hand warmers Pattern
Print out pattern piece and cut on the solid line. The dotted line represents the sewing you will be doing.
You are working with the cotton fabric that has been folded in half. It usually comes from the store folded. Line your pattern piece up with the factory edge but in about an inch. You don’t want to use that part. Many time there will be a color difference and writing on it. Then pin the pattern piece so that it is perpendicular with the edge (The pattern piece and the fabric are facing the same way).
Cut it out as straight as you can. the better you cut the line the easier it will be to sew.
Repeat the process a second time.
You should have 4.
Pin with right sides of fabric facing each other.
there is a dot on the pattern that indicated where you should start and stop sewing. Transfer to the fabric.I like to poke a pin down to mark the spot.
Lift the pattern only and mark where the pin is. You only need this on one side of the pinned together sections.
Start sewing at the dot and then sew backward a few stitches.
The seam allowance is 1/2″, that means that the needle should sew 1/2″ from the edge of the fabric.
sew to 1/2″ from the corner and put the needle down.
Lift the presser foot and pivot the fabric to sew down the next side. Repeat till you get back around to the second dot. sew backward a few stitches.
Trim the corners being sure not to snip the seam.
Turn your work right side out.
I hold the corner between my index finger and my thumb and then turn.
This is what it looked like after I turned.
If the corners are not pointed you can stick in a pin and pull out
Fill with rice. it should take about 3/4 cup to fill both.
Pin them closed
Sew closed to the edge starting at the very corner.
Now they are done! to use, Heat in the microwave for 1 minuet. they will be HOT!