Homemade Hand Warmers for Warm Hands & Warm Hearts...
I made the cutest little sets of hand warmers for our neighbors this year, I had to share. These are super easy to make, I can bust out about 60 in a day of sewing, and I am NOT fast!
I went to the fabric store and got pre-cut fabric squares that were 5-inches by 5-inches. I sewed them, wrong sides together with a 1-inch seam, leaving a small opening on one end.
I then used a small funnel to fill the bags nearly full of rice, pinned the opening and then went back to the sewing machine and sewed the opening shut. Easy-peesy!
I took a pair of pinking shears and trimmed 1/2-inch off the edges all the way around, so the finished bag was 4-inches square (there should be 1/2-inch between the fabric edge and the seam). Then, stacked them in piles of four warmers and tied them with twine. I attached a little note on the top with heating instructions:
To warm: heat in microwave for 30 seconds, drop in mittens to stay toasty-warm