Michael is a hunter and his camo of choice is Advantage Max 4-D. I have search high and low for fabric and what I have found is incredibly expensive. So, when we got new dog beds I kept the old bed since they had Michael's camo on one side. I didn't know what I was going to use it for but, I knew I needed to save it.
He gets up super early and stands out in the cold to hunt, so I thought I would make some hand warmers that he could heat up quickly before he left and stick in his pocket to keep his hands warm.
So, I cut out 4 hearts from the dog bed camo - it is a thick material which is perfect for this project. I sewed each pair together (leaving a hole for turning and filling. Filled them with rice and sewed them up. I wanted the seam to be extra strong, so I stitched around the entire heart. I like the rustic detailing that extra step gives.
And now he has hand warmers to keep his hands warm!
He had no idea why I chose to make them a heart. They fit perfectly in his hands and I love him.
I was going to save them and give them to him on Valentine's Day but then he wouldn't get to use them until next duck season, so I gave them to him as soon as I finished a few weeks ago. A little tip from Michael - if you put them on your dash over the defrost vent they will stay nice and toasty for when you get to your hunting spot. I know what you are thinking - he's smart and studly! I know!
Happy Friday! Hope you have an amazing weekend!