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How To Sew Hand Warmers

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5 Lessons (19m)
    • 1. Handwarmers introduction

    • 2. Materials

    • 3. Sewing 1 of 2

    • 4. Sewing 2 of 2

    • 5. Thank you

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About This Class

Welcome to my class. Today we are doing a very simple sewing tutorial. We are a making hand warmers.

All you need to know it how to sew a straight line on the sewing machine. You can also sew by hand if you do not have a sewing machine available. You do not need a lot of fabric for these, so this is a perfect project if you have any scraps laying around.

Materials needed:

Fabric, of own choice – light weight cotton is recommended

Thread that matches your fabric


Rice and funnel

Sewing machine

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Trine Hansen


Hi. My name is Trine.

I am in my mid 20s I come from Norway.

Ever since I was a little girl I have loved being creative. Some of my hobbies are sewing, painting, DIY-ing and graphic design. I also have my own blog where I share my creative projects.

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1. Handwarmers introduction: Oh, my name is Trina. And welcome to my class. I am so happy to be sharing a wonderful tutorial for you today. But first, let me introduce myself. I am in my mid twenties and I live in Irving. Ever since I was a little girl, I have loved being creative. My hobbies include suing, painting, dear lying and graphic design. I also have a blogger where I share my creative projects. I hope you will enjoy this tutorial. And I'm super excited to see any projects you'd like to share with me. Thank you. Today we're doing a very simple sewing to Tora remaining hand warmers. Oh, you need to know. It's have so straight line on the solo machine. You can also So these my hands if you don't have a sewing machine Ariel, you don't need a lot of fabric for these s legacy. They're quite small. So this is a perfect project. If yes, in scraps laying around, you can make these big or small you like I prefer this size causes it really well in my hand. This tutorial will include pre videos. First, we will gather our materials. I will let you know what you need for this project. The following to our actual sewing part. Now let's get started 2. Materials: Now let's gather our materials first. You need your fabric. I recommend using a light cotton here. I have chosen to different fabrics, one with stars for the fronts and a plane one for the back. You can use whichever firebreak you want. You also need some thread to match your fabric, scissors and pince. I use these clips, but you could just use regular pins. I also have a rice and a funnel. You can use whatever rice you want. I usually buy cheap price for these kinds of projects that this is what I had available. For me. It's just regular dinner rice, and also you need sewing machine. 3. Sewing 1 of 2: Let's start by placing the right side of the fabrics together. Pin the fabrics together. I used these clips. You can, of course, use regular pins if you want to. You can also chalk up a line to so after, But I just used my sewing machine as a guide. - Now let's start sewing. You have to thread your machine. I already done that on mine. Now we have to sew around the fabric, making sure to leave an opening on the short side. When we first start sewing, I usually go forth back and forth. This is to secure my friend. I also do the same before I finish it. That was one. Now let's do the same on the other one again, making sure to leave an opening. - Now that we've sown around it, it's time to do zigzag. I use this as an extra precaution to make sure it doesn't freight that easily or go up in the seams. - Let's do the same on the other one. - Now we can start by cutting off all the extra threats. I also take this time just cut off any loose threads of the fabric as well. If it's possible you should also trim off as much of the corner as possible. This is so that it won't take up more place when we turn it inside out and become bulky. Just double check for all the to make sure that all the seams have been cut off. Trim a bit about the inches here as well. Garden phrase quite nicely, which is why we're doing this zigzag around. So you can see you might be able to see is that it's not. It doesn't really matter if it goes a bit on the outside because it's still connecting and it's creating a smoke border. Now we're turning the fabric right side out. Make sure you get the corners out completely. I just use my sisters and very gently pushed them out. You have to be super gentle, so I don't poke a hole in your fabric when you do the same on the other, then just push up those corners carefully. The next step is totally optional, but you can go ahead and iron it. This is just to get it nicely pressed together. It also makes the next steps a lot easier. I'm going to go iron mined so we'll see you back here for the next step 4. Sewing 2 of 2: I have now hired my fabric. See how nice and press this is Now we're going to sue around the bag to create a nice, clean edge. This is also so that I will be prettier when we saw it shut. After filling the bag first you have to make sure you know where the open and yes, so you don't. So it shut. I have done this before and I was really unlucky. I had to take up nearly all of the same before finally found the opening. Here is my opening. I'm just marking that for the pin clip the same on the other one. So I know it starts about here. When I start something, remember to go forth back and forth to secure your threat. - But again, I make sure nuts. So the opening shut? No, let's do the same. One on her next bag starts then. - Now we have to cut off these extra threats. - Now let's start by filling them with rice. I usually make them about 3/4 full, so I don't really measure. I just do more of a feeling. It feels like it's cool enough, Miss Fields bit empty still so I'm going to just pup in a little bit more Enrica. That feels fuller to me. Then I just gonna pump it shut. Men, we do the same with the next. Just be really careful with this, because can end up with a big mess And rice everywhere have tried. It was not a lot of fun. Me Just do. Yeah, some rice spilling. But luckily, back in the container. Yeah, now you have to sew it shut by joining the two seems from the same with the next one. Now we have to cut off extra pieces of threat. Very hut the finished product. You can put these rice bites in the microwave for about 10 seconds at a time to heat them up. Then you just put them in your pocket and go for a long walk in the cold weather. You can also make a lot of different sizes and use different patterns. You can even add a couple of drops of essential oils mixed with the rice. I have one, which is about twice the size of these, but I have lavender oil in. I put them in the freezer, and it's perfect for when I'm having a headache 5. Thank you: I hope you enjoy story. Please share any to choose. You have aborted made. I would love to see your take on this project off the different color combos, different patterns or if you just just something super simple. Thank you for pulling my class and have a great day.