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My feet are usually cold between September and May. And in the depths of winter, my feet can get so cold that I can’t sleep. (Makes you wonder how I managed to live on the frozen tundra for so many years, doesn’t it?)
I decided to make myself a night-time foot warmer. Here are the instructions:
Foot Warmer Materials
- Fabric, preferably something fuzzy like flannel. I picked up a nice 12 inch piece of fabric that was 40 inches wide.
- Seam binding
Foot Warmer Instructions
Measure and cut. Fold the fabric so that you have a piece with a fold. Trim it down to the appropriate dimensions.
Turn the fabric inside out and sew along the open sides, leaving the long (top) side unsewn. I double-seamed this for added strength.
Turn the fabric right side out.
Sew the channels parallel to the short sides. This will hold the rice in place.
Sew the seam binding to the bottom. This isn’t necessary, but I find it makes it look nice and strengthens the fold.
Fill the channels 1/3 to 1/2 with dry rice. I used a piece of paper to funnel the rice in.
Shake the rice to the bottom of the channels and sew the top closed.
Add the seam binding to the top. Again, it isn’t necessary, but it reinforces the seam and looks nice.
Using Your Foot warmer
Place the foot warmer in the microwave and heat for 30 seconds. Do not overheat or it can cause burns!