The Purrrfect DIY Wrist Rest For Your Office
If you spend a lot of time sat at a computer, then you might like our latest sewing project… the purrrfect DIY wrist rest that makes a comfortable (and incredibly adorable) addition to your home office! You could create it using fabric scraps you’ve already got at home, or choose fabrics that will coordinate with other textiles in the room. Check out Anna Jay’s step-by-step sewing tutorial below, and learn how to make your own.
You Will Need:
- Fabric (about 28 x 25 inches)
- Black and yellow (or green) felt
- Toy stuffing
- Thread and hand needle
- Sewing machine
- Fabric scissors
- Glue gun (optional)
- Pen or pencil
- Printable pattern pieces [DOWNLOAD PRINTABLE TEMPLATES BELOW]:
Note: Before cutting the details out of a fabric, put the keyboard pad pattern next to your laptop or keyboard to see how long it should be. Extend or shorten the pattern. Add 3/8“ seam allowance to the keyboard and mouse pad details.
Cut the main pieces out of the fabric, nose and eyes out of the felt. Hand stitch or glue the eyes and nose to the right side of the fabric.
Using a pen or pencil, draw a mouth on the mouse and keyboard pad details. You can also draw a small nose on the keyboard detail. Hand stitch over the drawing.
Take the fabric details of each pad and put them right sides together. Machine stitch along the seam line, leaving a big enough opening to put the stuffing in.
Trim the seam allowances, especially in the curved areas; clip if needed. Turn the details inside out and press (it’ll help to secure the stitches).
Stuff the pads. Make sure you don’t put too much stuffing in, because they shouldn’t be too firm (which will make them uncomfortable to use).
Using a hand needle and a thread, close the remaining opening.
Now your DIY wrist rest set is ready to use – pop it on your desk and get comfy!
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