Tutorial Tuesday: Felted hand warmers
It’s still pretty nippy out there, and we loved Jenny Warner‘s make-in-a-moment hand warmers so much we had to share them with you. So easy, so thrifty and so cute! Read more to find out how to make these felted heart hand warmers…
Over to Jenny to explain how to make the heart hand warmers.. “These are very easy to make and much needed on a day like today. About five years ago I accidentally boil-washed a vintage mohair scarf and being a thrifty kind of person, I did’t throw it away… I hid it, waiting for the right moment…” The step-by-step photos show black circular hand warmers that you could make for men, but the same principles apply.
You will need
A shrunken scarf or jumper (Any woolly is easy to felt by simply washing it too hot!)
Lentils or rice to fill
Buttons or other trim to decorate
How to make
Cut out heart shapes or circles, a little bigger than the palm of your hand. Use pinking shears to decorate the edges and also to stop any further fraying. Machine sew round the edges, or use blanket stitch if you are sewing by hand.
Leave a small gap to add your filling of either rice or lentils. Then finish the seam. You can decorate your handwarmers with buttons or hand embroider for extra loveliness. To warm the heart, place in the microwave for a few seconds or gently warm in the oven, then pop in a pocket to keep fingers toasty.
To see more of Jenny’s vintage ideas and thrifty finds, visit her blog The Custards.
And we’ve just spied another lovey-dovey idea if you’re in the spirit today – head over to The Making Spot blog for more hearts for the home from Sizzix. Happy Valentine’s Day xx
- Posted at 12.30