With the temperature dipping below freezing, beat the chill with these pocket heat packs.
Mini fabric pocket heat packs are super-cute and easy to make. What’s more, they’ll keep your hands so toasty, you will never want to leave home without them!
You will need:
• 4 x 12cm (4.72″) squares of fabric
• 200g rice
• A handful of lavender (or other dried, scented flowers)
Sew your own pocket heat packs
You Will Need
Place two fabric squares together (right sides facing) and stitch around the perimeter, 1cm (0.39″) from the edge. Leave a 3cm (1.18″) gap to turn. Run a zigzag stitch around the seam allowance to secure raw edges.
Clip the corners and turn right side out. Fashion a funnel out of paper and insert the nozzle into the opening. Fill the pack with rice and some dried lavender until it’s almost full.
Sew the opening shut with small, neat stitches. Make a second heat pack.
Now all that’s left to do is use! Warm your pocket heat packs in the microwave. Gradually build the temperature in 30-second blocks so you don’t overheat them.
Viola! You’re nice and toasty. Sew up a whole bunch of pocket heat packs and give them to friends, family or even charity.