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« on: February 19, 2012 07:24:55 PM »

Does this count as a Purse, Bag or Wallet? I wasn't sure what else it would be. I designed the handwarmer pouch because my grandma asked for handwarmers for Christmas. She wanted them to stay on the back of her hand while driving. A search of the interwebs came up empty handed so I came up with my own idea. Basically it's your typical reheatable rice bag which goes into a cozy flannel pouch. The pouch is stays on the back of your hand with an elastic band, leaving your hands free for driving, typing, knitting, anything that makes your hands cold!

The pouch covers the hand nicely! It would still fit under a pair of big gloves or mittens though.


Here is the rice bag. There are channels so the rice doesn't move around.


And the back has elastic to keep it in place!


I was just thinking this pouch would probably fit chemical warmers too, Hot Hands is the brand I've seen at Wal-Mart. I like to use those when skiing so this would be the perfect way to keep it off the skin and in place!

If anyone is interested, I put together a tutorial while I was making this set for myself, which is posted on my blog here: http://londonpurple.blogspot.com/2012/02/hand-warmer-tutorial.html . I'd love to see if anyone makes their own! I chose a wintery blue flannel, and my grandma's had snowflakes on them, but I think they'd brighten any chilly day in a sunny shade of yellow! Thanks for checking it out!
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« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2012 07:50:27 PM »

Omg what a great idea! I made some handwarmers a while back and I kept trying to think of a way to use them while driving (my car's heater takes about an hour to kick in and even after that its not very good). I'm totally going to make a little pouch like that for them to go in. Thanks for the great idea and the tute!
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« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2012 08:15:13 PM »

Oooh I love this idea. My right hand is always freezing. Thanks!
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« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2012 04:30:45 AM »

Good idea. I get terrible cramps in my hands during marathon sewing sessions, which improve when I keep my hands warm and a pair of these might do the trick!
I usually wear some fairly thick fingerless gloves but these look much less restricting.
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« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2012 09:02:49 AM »

My hands are freezing right now. That looks very cute. Headed over to your blog.
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« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2012 09:38:04 AM »

Oooh I love this idea. My right hand is always freezing. Thanks!

Mine too! The elastic is tight enough to keep the pouch on my fingertips as well as my palm, so I've started wearing both warmers on my right hand! It earned me some weird looks from my co-workers but my hand stays nice and toasty.

I usually wear some fairly thick fingerless gloves but these look much less restricting.

I think I have better dexterity with these on that I do when my hands are frozen, at least as far as typing goes. I haven't had a chance to use them sewing yet though.
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« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2012 03:07:45 PM »

It's so simple yet so smart. In the winter my hands are always freezing even with gloves on. I'm definitely going to have to try that
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