DIY Shibori Heart Hand Warmers

DIY Shibori Heart Hand Warmers

Tie-dye and summer go hand in hand, but in winter we are all about the Japanese art of Shibori dyeing. Have you tried it yet? Once I opened the package I was dyeing everything from scraps of fabric to dresses and pants. Today I’m going to show you how to incorporate Shibori into a sweet Valentine’s Day gift with these Shibori heart hand warmers.

Learn how to make the DIY Shibori Heart Hand Warmers after the jump…

Materials:

– Indigo Dye Kit
– Cotton Fabric (prewash your fabric)
– Rubber bands or cotton twine

DIY Shibori Heart Hand Warmers

There are many different ways to tie your fabric. I decided to try out this triangle method on one of the pieces. You basically fold your fabric as you would fold a flag.Tie each corner with twine or a rubber band.

DIY Shibori Heart Hand Warmers

I experimented with different folds for other fabrics, including a rectangle accordion fold, and the technique Jacinda used for her Tie-Dye Tote.

Follow the instructions on the dye kit for how to create the indigo dye and start dyeing.

DIY Shibori Heart Hand Warmers

Once your fabric is dyed, cut out a few hearts.

DIY Shibori Heart Hand Warmers

Place two hearts on top of each other, wrong-sides-facing and cut with pinking shears to avoid fraying.

DIY Shibori Heart Hand Warmers

Sew around the heart, leaving about a 1/2 inch gap opened.

DIY Shibori Heart Hand Warmers

Fill the heart with rice. I used a funnel to help me get all the rice in there easier.

DIY Shibori Heart Hand Warmers

Sew up the edge and backstitch to make sure it’s secure.

To use the hand warmers,  simply get the hand warmers wet and place in the microwave for about 45 seconds. It will be toasty and warm to use in the winter cold.

DIY Shibori Heart Hand Warmers

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