Saturday, February 12, 2011

Hand warmer tutorial

What a great tutorial while I'm standing here freezing. I've made similar ones and I tend to use a muslin bag that can be remove but this is great for quick gifts. There is also a Christmas label to print...a bit late but you can use it for next year :-)

1. For each pair I cut 2 rectangles of cotton fabric measuring 3 3/4" x 9".

2. Fold each rectangle in half with right sides together. Sew around the 3 cut edges, leaving an opening as shown for turning and stuffing. Turn right side out and press.

3. Fill with a tiny bit more than 1/2 cup of scented rice. This is where my children helped. I made a paper cone to help me fill them. Sew the opening closed with a whip stitch.

4. To make scented rice, choose an oil with a pleasing scent. I chose one that had a cinnamon and nutmeg smell, since the rice smells when it is heated. I thought these smells would compliment each other, but don't complain to me if you suddenly have a strong desire to consume large quantities of rice pudding. Add a few drops of oil to your rice. I mean it, drop-by-drop. I didn't have quite enough so I tried to add another drop and it POURED out! I ended up scenting a 10 lb bag of rice with that. At least I have enough now to make a gazillion of these.

I don't remember where I got this tutorial from. If you know let me know and I'll write it on here.

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  1. Seriously, as always, I'm impressed!!
    Thinking this may be a after church activity today!!!:) Thanks for sharing!


    I have a new giveaway going on now!

  2. Oh Hi, I just found you via Little Treasures and I LOVE the vintage Valentine's party:) I think your blog name is PERFECTION. I followed of course! Jane:) (


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