Inspiration Toasty Toes Project

By Melissa Mora, Tori Thompson

Category: Projects

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Some of us still have Christmas sewing to do, and this cozy project from Melissa of Melly Sews makes the perfect last minute gift!

Totally Stitchin': Toasty Toes Project

When a heating pad just won't cut it because it doesn't warm both sides of both feet, these slipper-style foot warmers will do the trick. Filled with removable and microwaveable rice bags, they'll keep your toes toasty every time.

Supplies:

  • Fleece fabric (for outer part of warmers; see chart for sizing)
  • Cotton fabric (for rice bags)
  • 4 7" zippers
  • Zipper foot
Shoe Size
Bottom pieces - Cut 4,
7 inches wide and length from table
Top pieces - Cut 4
7 inches wide and length from table
Women’s 5-7 10” 7”
Women’s 8-10, Men’s 6-8 12-1/2” 9”
Men’s 8-10 13” 9-½"
Men’s 10-12 13-1/2" 10”
Men’s 13-15 14” 10-1/2"

For rice bags, cut same number of fabric pieces 1" shorter in length and width than the outer pieces in the chart.

 

Steps:

  1. Place a fleece piece right sides together with the zipper, matching the short edge and centering the zipper. Stitch using a zipper foot, 1/4" from the raw edge.

Totally Stitchin': Toasty Toes Project

  1. Place the second piece of fleece in the samesize against the other side of the zipper, and stitch. You should now have a zipper centered between two pieces of fleece.

Totally Stitchin': Toasty Toes Project

  1. Repeat steps 1-2 with the other pieces of fleece until you have 2 long and 2 short fleece pockets.

Totally Stitchin': Toasty Toes Project

  1. Lay one of the longer pockets flat, right side up. Fold one of the short pockets in half, wrong sides together, with the zipper at the top edge. Halfway unzip both zippers. Match up the bottom edges of the shorter pocket with the bottom edge of the longer pocket. Make sure the zipper teeth are pinched toward the top.

Totally Stitchin': Toasty Toes Project

  1. Fold the longer pocket in half, right sides together, sandwiching the shorter pocket inside. Make sure the zipper teeth are pinched toward the top.

    Totally Stitchin': Toasty Toes Project

  2. Stitch around 3 edges, 1/2" from the edge, stitching through the zippers and through all 4 layers of fleece. Backstitch for reinforcement at the beginning and end.

Totally Stitchin': Toasty Toes Project

  1. Turn the foot warmer right side out.

Totally Stitchin': Toasty Toes Project

  1. Stitch the rice bags: Place two fabric pieces of the same size, right sides together, and stitch around all 4 sides, using a 1/2" seam allowance. Leave a 1” wide hole in the middle of one short side for turning. Turn bags right side out.

Totally Stitchin': Toasty Toes Project

  1. Fill rice bags about 1/3 to 1/2 full with rice.

    Totally Stitchin': Toasty Toes Project

  2. Pinch the edge with the opening closed on each rice bag. Topstitch close to the edge to close the opening.

    Totally Stitchin': Toasty Toes Project

  3. To use, insert the rice bags in the microwave for about 1 minute, then insert into the zipper pockets of the foot warmers.

Totally Stitchin': Toasty Toes Project

  1. Gift foot warmers with instructions. Remove the rice bags before washing.

    Totally Stitchin': Toasty Toes Project

Warm the heart AND feet with this thoughtful gift! Still need inspiration? Check out our Learn & Create section for more great ideas!

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