Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Handmade Handwarmers

This past weekend as Dave and Finley headed off for some holiday shopping, Fin asked Dad where they were going?  "Shopping of course to buy Christmas presents," replied Dave.  "But Daddy, you're not supposed to buy presents, you're supposed to make presents!  Oh Finley, you just made my year!

Yesterday Finley got his wish and we made presents for their teachers.  Hadley took a little nap, so Fin and I got in some crafting time.  These little flax seed hand warmers are simply heated in the microwave for 30 seconds and can be put in gloves, socks, or in a pocket to keep you warm on those chilly mornings.

All we did was cut out a rectangular piece of fabric in your desired size, fold it in half, sew seams along 2 sides, fill with flax seeds, and top stitch or hand stitch the opening closed.  We chose to put a small heart stamp on to personalize it a bit more.  Finley (and Hadley when she woke up) helped with each step.  They are getting very good at pushing the pedal on Mama's sewing machine while Mama guides the fabric.  Putting the flax seed into the pouches was great practice for little fingers.

I shared this at:
Creations by Kara 
The Shady Porch


  1. What a fun and useful gift these would make. Thank you for the ideas! You are so creative! ~ Barefoot mama

  2. I think this was a great project and gift idea. I love that it was a family effort too...certainly quality time! Thanks so much for sharing. I am it on my FB page today.

  3. This is a perfect craft to do with my mom (she is in her 80's with early stage dementia). I'm thinking it would make her feel better about giving up her independence and moving in with us, because this is something we can do together and she can give away at the senior center and such- as a way to break the ice and make friends.
    I thank you for sharing!


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