DIY Pocket Warmers

Pocket Hand Warmers are this seasons must have accessory! Whilst walking to the train station for work on a Monday morning, think how much nicer life would be with snuggly hands in your pockets. You can use rice or wheat as your fillings and as long as you only microwave for 30 seconds at a time, you can get the perfect temperature for you.
To do this yourself you will need…
Needle and thread,
Pair of scissors
Spare material 15cmx30cm more or less
Rice or Wheat.

If you like to learn by watching a YouTube video have a look, you can pause and start again as often as you like!

For those of you who would like a step by step guide for pocket hand warmers, follow below.

STEP ONE Measure the material and cut to the 15cm by 30cm we mentioned above, or any sort of similar size is ok.
STEP TWO Fold the material so it now forms a square 15cm by 15cm, the print should be on the inside of the fold.

pocket warmer in the making
STEP THREE Thread the needle and start to make stiches around a fingers width from the fold along the outside of the three sides of the material. Go all the way to the end and tie off.
STEP FOUR From the gap you have left you can now fold the material through and turn it the right way out. I use a crochet hook and this helps me to poke it out of the hole.
STEP FIVE Once all of the corners have been gently pushed out you are now able to carefully and slowly pour the rice or wheat in to the hole you have created. I use a piece of paper I have turned into a cone shape as this helps me avoid spills.
STEP SIX Fill to around 3/4 full and then use the needle and thread to sew it up as neatly as you can.

STEP SEVEN is give these to a friend who you want to make very happy! For best results microwave for 30 second blasts and shake a little in between each blast – the pocket hand warmers, not the friend.

Easy to make gifts
My friends love me for me, but a few of these don’t go a miss either! Snuggly friends are happy friends! So enjoy the gift giving.

If you like this way to use fat quarters why not also try DIY Wheat Heat Packs and see where else your imagination can take you!

There is nothing to stop you making these reusable pocket warmers! Get stuck in and please do share your images and successes with us all!

scrap material upcycled and repurposed hessian sack to a rag rug

fat quarters