This post is sponsored by Thirty-one Gifts. Check out their Ombre Stripe Print bags here!
Ombre Stripe Hand Warmer
As colder weather soon will descend upon us we prepare for chilly mornings waiting for the school bus, crisp afternoons tailgating at a sporty-spice game, and brisk evenings by the campfire. This craft will have your hands’ back (wait, what?) for all of those activities!
Here’s a simple sewing project video I put together for my friends over at Thirty-One Gifts, and inspired by their Ombre Stripe print, for a DIY handwarmer. Make one for your entire family to keep their hands warm, and your crafty heart happy!
- 1/4 yard each, 4 colors cotton fabric
- Sewing thread & needle
- Sewing machine
- Cutting Supplies
- Embroidery needle and floss
- Uncooked Rice
Hand Warmer How-To
STEP 1: CUT FABRIC
Cut 1 each, 1 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ strip of two colors of fabric; cut 1, 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ strip of third fabric for FRONT.
Cut1, 4 1/2″ square for BACK.
STEP 2: SEW & EMBROIDER
With RS facing and using 1/4″ seam allowance, sew FRONT pieces together, width-wise. Finger press seams.
Using embroidery needle & floss, chain stitch decorative lines along FRONT seams.
With RS facing, sew FRONT piece to BACK piece, leaving a 3″ opening.
STEP 3: TURN & PRESS
Snip corners; turn piece RS out.
Using an iron, press flat.
STEP 4: FILL & FINISH
Fill pouch just created with rice.
Fold-in hem of open edges; hand sew shut.