Sometimes, on cold winter nights, throws and socks are just not enough. Make feet warmers to keep you warm while you sit in front of the television with a cup of hot cocoa. Feet warmers are essentially pillows with holes in them for you to slide your feet in. They are stuffed with materials that are able to insulate heat.
- The bigger your leg warmer, the more insulation it can provide. For your first attempt, try making one the size of a normal pillow.
- Cut out a strip from an old blanket measuring 22 inches by 90 inches.
- On one half of the strip, cut two slits about a foot apart. The slits should be parallel to the width of the strip. Make sure that you are able to slide your feet through the slits.
- Sew the edges around the slits to keep them from fraying.
- Cut two pieces of cloth from the old blanket, each measuring 18 inches long and 12 inches wide.
- Fold each of these two pieces into half width wise. Sew the two sides so that you get two pockets measuring 18 inches by 6 inches. The 18-inch top must be left open.
- Attach a pocket to under each slit by sewing the edges of the pocket onto the first strip of cloth. You should make sure that both pockets are longer on one end of the slit.
- Now, fold the first strip into half length wise, making sure that it is folded inside out.
- Pin the two layers together. It is important to pin your materials down before you start to sew to ensure that they don\’t run. This makes sewing easier.
- Sew the two lengths of the strip together, leaving the top open.
- Tear the rest of the old blanket up into smaller pieces and use that to stuff the pillow. You should not overstuff the pillow or it will be difficult to slide your feet in later. Alternatively, you can also stuff the feet warmers with pillow stuffing which can be purchased from any departmental store. If you choose to do so, ask around for materials with better insulation.
- Fold the open edge about an inch in, pin them together and sew them up.
- Feet warmers should be made for individual persons. Do not try making a long feet warmer for the entire family as it may cause a person to trip over when he or she gets up while everyone else remains seated.