Does anyone else lack the ability to produce body heat? Yeah, me too. I'm very thankful that, at night, my husband produces enough for the both of us. That just leaves me freezing from the time I wake up until I go to bed at night, but I think I have found a solution. Although I was introduced to these handy rice warmers as a great way to get rid of back pain during pregnancy, I quickly realized they had many other uses.
This is an easy diy project, perfect for a beginner or seasoned seamstress. Not into diy? Contact me to order a pair of Jordsen-made reusable hand warmers!
Some suggested uses are, but are not limited to::
Carrying them in your pockets when you go outside to warm your hands
Using them to warm up your sheets just before going to bed
Soothing aching muscles
Giving to friends and family--what says 'I love you' better than a functional, homemade gift?
Playing catch with a toddler (they are much easier to grab onto than the average ball)
Teaching toddlers the difference between hot and cold
Alright, here we go. This is my first tutorial. Let me know what you think!
1. Take a scrap of natural fabric and cut into squares. (My squares were 100% cotton flannel cut about 4.5'' x 4.5''.)
2. Take two fabric squares, with wrong sides together, and serge around three sides. (Do not cut off serged thread tails.)
3. Gather rice, funnel, measuring cup, and serged fabric from previous step.
4. Using funnel and measuring cup, fill bags 3/4 full. (I used a little over 1/2 cup of rice.)
5. Carefully serge remaining side closed.
6. Tie off thread tails to prevent unraveling.
Now pop them in the microwave for approximately 35 seconds and you're ready to go!
Microwave time will vary depending on your microwave and personal preference.
Please be cautious when heating your handwarmers. They have the capability of getting very hot!
Expect them to stay warm anywhere from 15-30 minutes.
Do not get hand warmers wet.
Make enough to share. Enjoy!