Saturday, February 6, 2016

Hugs and Kisses Valentine Hand Warmers!

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Welcome to our February edition of Sew Simple Saturday! I have a fun and easy Valentine Project that I would like to share with you!

  X's and O's Hand Warmers!

Aren't these just too cute? I made these for my handsome farmer, hubby dude for Valentine's Day! Now he can carry a warm hug and kiss around with him in this cold and windy weather!  This is such a fun and easy project. I want to make several more pairs before Valentines Day!

Here's what you need to make your own pair of Hand Warmer's:

4 pieces of Muslin 3" x 4"
4 pieces Outer Fabric 3 1/2" x 3"
2 pieces Outer Fabric 3 1/2" x 4 1/2"
Matching Aurifil Thread - I used both 50 wt and 12 wt.
1/4 cup white rice
A small funnel
Hand Sewing Needle
X and O Applique - 2" -  (These are iron on's from Joann's Fabric or you can make your own )
Sewing Machine

Sew two pieces of the Muslin together leaving an opening large enough for your funnel tip and for turning. Trim corners and turn right sides out. Press well.

Using your funnel, fill with about half of the rice.

Whip stitch or ladder stitch the opening closed.

Now let's make the cover!

Center your Applique piece onto one of the  3 1/2" x 4 1/2" outer pieces of fabric: I ironed mine on and then sewed around the edges on the machine: (I just love the pillow ticking fabric with the Chevron letters)

Next hem ONE end of TWO of the 3 1/2" x 3" pieces of fabric;
Lay these RIGHT SIDES together on the appliqued piece overlapping the hemmed ends in the middle back and sew all the way around, backtacking at the opening:

Trim corners, turn right sides out and press. Pop your hand warmer into the microwave for 20 seconds then insert your warm Rice filled Hand Warmer into the cover! ! Repeat all steps for the second Hand Warmer and Cover!

These are sew much fun to make. The covers can be removed and laundered!  And you can make several covers for each set of hand warmers!! I want to make the hubby another set of covers with flannel and another set for St Patrick's Day with a Four Leaf Clover on the front ! Who couldn't use some Good Luck in their pocket??  You can also adjust the sizes for children or adults.

I hope that you enjoyed this fun and easy tutorial! I would love to see photos if you make some! Be sure and share on my facebook page.

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  1. I haven't been able to get to my machine lately, but these hand warmers are adorable! What a great idea, and thanks for the good tutorial, too! Happy Saturday!

    1. Thank you Jacque - they were really fun and easy. xo jan

  2. Those are just too cute. I need to make me a set since my hands are always cold.

  3. What a heart warming project... or should I say hand warming ! Thanks for sharing.

  4. Linking up today! Thanks for hosting, Jan.

    Cute hand warmers. What a great idea. Thanks for sharing ... :) Pat


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