In my quest to find new things to sew and to use supplies I already had on hand – I found these adorable hand warmers from Patchwork Posse. I did not have a convenient pile of felted sweaters but I did have some fleece from previous projects so I made the executive decision to substitute fleece and follow the rest of the instructions as written.
I made a heart template at a size I felt would make nice pocket filling hand warmers. I then traced it onto my fleece and my lining fabric – remnants from my mask making.
I also had some pink fleece that was more Valentine appropriate and decided to do a batch of those as well.
I got everything sewed as instructed and then filled them all with rice – probably filled more than is typical given how awkward it was to make the final finishing stitches – but here they are filled, clipped to keep the rice inside, and awaiting their turns at the sewing machine.
Of course this was about when I realized I could not find my pinking shears anywhere. I have no idea where they escaped to but I had to get new ones. Ordinarily this would mean a quick errand out to buy a pair but with the pandemic I had a pair delivered. The poor little hand warmers all had to wait!
These were fun to make and the fleece is soft on the hands. I’m going to have to experiment with some other shapes in the future.