Our daughter is a Daddy's girl until she's not feeling well. Then she wants hugs and cuddles from her Mom. No matter how tall she has become, she will always be my pretty little girl. This tutorial is a gift for her.
This is an exciting challenge! Our theme for this month was "soft". Here are the other lovely bloggers and their projects:
Julie at Sum of their Stories - Upcycled Sweater Easter Gift Baskets
Gail at Purple Hues and Me - Loopy Yarn Lamb Treat Jar
Christine at Christine's Crafts - DIY Hair Towel Wrap
Allyson at Southern Sunflowers - No Sew Drop Cloth Bunny Pillow
T'Onna at Sew Crafty Crochet - Crochet Tabby Cat
Julie at Treasures Made from Yarn - Stash Buster Blanket
Mimi - A Great Name for Grandma - DIY Sock Bunnies
And now for my project! ;-)
DIY Cozy Weighted Warmer
Think of a hand warmer you tuck inside your pocket, but bigger. Large enough to lay across your lap or rest along your shoulders. It can be microwaved for a nice, warm hug from Mom wherever our daughter may be. Chamomile adds a soothing fragrance.
Flannel 12" x 21" (cut 2)
4 1/2 Cups Brown Rice
2 Bags Chamomile Tea
Today's project begins with a flannel scarf I sewed for myself a few years ago. It's been washed and dried a couple of times, so it is fluffy and soft. To me flannel isn't really flannel until after a few trips through the washer and dryer.
Thankfully, in Arkansas we usually have pretty mild winters and seldom need heavy duty gear for cold weather. Even though I do love this particular color combination, it's hardly ever chilly enough around here to actually need a flannel scarf.
With right sides facing sew three sides. Trim seams, turn right side out and press. To create four even pockets, fold fabric in half. Chalk that center line and stitch, leaving an inch at the top. Fold outer edge to center line, chalk and then stitch, leaving an inch at the top.