Hello! Today I will be teaching you how to make Valentin’s Day handwarmers. They have little heart appliques which make them super adorable. These are really quick and simple to make, and serve as a great Valentine’s Day gift for anyone, family, friend, or something more. Here is what you will need:
- Sweater-like material
- Sewing machine
- Handwarmer pattern cutouts (PDF at the bottom of this post)
Step 1: Cut out 4 ovals out of the sweater material. You will use two for each handwarmer. Also cut out two hearts from the felt. Sew a heart onto the middle of two ovals using a straight stitch and slightly less than a 1/8″ seam allowance. Unless you’re using matching thread, make sure you outline the heart neatly, so that your handwarmer doesn’t look messy.
Step 2: With wrong sides together, sew two ovals together using a 1/4″ seam allowance. Leave a space about an inch wide along one curve (leaving the opening on a wide spot makes it harder to sew shut later) open for stuffing.
Step 3: Stick a funnel into the opening of the handwarmer. Pour about 2 teaspoons of rice into the handwarmer. If your funnel has a small opening, you may want to add the rice in small bits so that the spout doesn’t get clogged. Sew the opening shut. Repeat steps 1-3 for each handwarmer.
Your handwarmers are now finished! To warm them up, place on a plate and microwave for 30 seconds. These handwarmers can be held to keep your hands warm, or slid into mittens and gloves with pockets (such as Head hand-wear) to keep your mitts warm.
To access the PDF pattern, CLICK HERE.
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