Making Fleece Hand Warmers

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February 12, 2015

fleece hand warmerThese fleece hand warmers are sure to warm your loved one's heart and their hands!



  • 1/4 yd fleece fabric
  • 1/4 yd 100% cotton fabric
  • scissors
  • needle
  • thread
  • sewing machine
  • pins
  • uncooked rice
  • funnel
  • cover and insert templates


  1. Trace cover templates (front, back #1, and back #2) onto fleece and cut out.
  2. fleece and templates
  3. Fold down 1/4 inch seam on the straight edges of both back pieces. Pin in place, snip off any overhanging fabric, and sew on a sewing machine. Tie off threads.
  4. back 1
    back 2
  5. Pin back #1 to the front piece, right sides together. Sew around outer edge with 1/4 inch seam. Tie off threads.
  6. back 1 pinned to front
    sewn back 1

  7. Pin back #2 to front piece, right sides together. Sew around outer edge with 1/4 inch seam. Tie off threads.
  8. back 2 pinned to front
    sewn back 2
  9. Snip along curves and cut off the point at the bottom of the heart. Be sure to not cut through the seams. Turn right side out and shape as necessary.
  10. turned cover
  11. Trace two sets of the full hearts (front template) onto the cotton fabric and cut out.
  12. insert pieces
  13. Pin two of the hearts together. Sew them together leaving an opening for turning and filling with rice.
  14. pin insert
    sew insert
    sewn insert

  15. Snip around curves and cut off the points at the bottom of the heart. Turn right side out.
  16. turn insert
    snip curves
    turned insert
  17. Using a funnel fill the hearts with rice. Do not overfill.
  18. fill with rice 1
    fill with rice 2
  19. Use a barrel stitch to sew the hearts closed.
  20. sew insert shut
    finished insert
  21. To heat up the warmers, remove them from the fleece covers and microwave in 30 second increments until hot. Put them back in the cover.
  22. insert in microwave
    insert in cover 1
    insert in cover 2

  23. Enjoy getting your hands toasty warm!
  24. hand warmer in pocket
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December 9, 2015

These cosy hand warmers can be made with leftover fleece from crafting projects. Learn how to make them in this short video.

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