10 Minute Hand Warmer Tutorial


Hello Everyone!

What I have for you today, is a great last minute gift idea. These are really fun and really quick to make. It is a great project to do with kids for teachers and family. We will be making some this weekend.  What also makes them great is they are functional and fun and almost free to make. Most of you, already have everything you need to make them in your home right now.

Supplies Needed


Scraps of fleece or flannel(you can actually use any fabric but these fabric stay warmer longer)

1 jar lid (I used a salsa lid)


rice (1- 8oz $1 bag of rice will make about 10)

pinking shears

Sewing machine and pins



Step 1: Use the jar lid to draw  circles on your fabric scraps.

Step 2: Cut your circle out with pinking shears. This gives the edge some interest and if you are using flannel it will reduce fraying. I cut many fabric layers at once.

Step 3: Pin 2 circles together with right sides out and sew at a 1/4 seam allowance. Make sure to leave a 1″ to 1 1/2″ opening to pour in the rice.

Step 4: Pour the rice into the opening. I used 1/4 cup in these but it could change depending on the size of your circle. Do not over fill. The rice should have some room to move around.  You can use a small kitchen funnel to pour the rice in if you have one.                               Filling alternates to rice: Flax seed and any other whole grain like barley or wheat berries. You can also add dried lavender or rosemary for a scented hand warmer.

Step 5: Pin and sew closed the opening. Trim your threads and you are done.

How to use and care for your hand warmers

To heat: Microwave for 15-30 seconds or place in oven on a cookies sheet for a few minutes at 350 degrees.

For care: Keep them dry. If they get wet lay them out to air dry.

Additional uses for your hand warmers: I keep mine in the fridge when I am not using them. They make great little cold packs when kids hurt themselves.

I hope your hands stay warm and toasty!

Happy Sewing and Happy Holidays!!!!



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5 Comments on 10 Minute Hand Warmer Tutorial

  1. Sara @ Made by Sara
    December 10, 2014 at 6:54 pm (3 years ago)

    I think this is the first time I see pocket hand warmers in fleece and round! Such a cute project!

  2. Tanya
    December 17, 2014 at 11:06 am (3 years ago)

    A very handy tutorial especially for this time of year!!!

  3. Jess @ GGH
    October 31, 2015 at 1:40 am (2 years ago)

    I’ve seen a few of these now and I love the idea of making these instead of buying the burning type hand warmers. This is another tutorial I must try for the hubby! Thanks for sharing :)

    • addiek
      October 31, 2015 at 12:15 pm (2 years ago)

      Thanks Jess. I love trying to make things with what I have on hand. It adds a challenge to making.


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