Monday, August 3, 2009

Therapeutic Mouse Wrist Cushion Tutorial

Too much computer time is making my wrist hurt. My husband suggested we visit the office supply store and find a wrist support to use with my mouse. We looked at the different types available and I fussed about the cost. In considering the various options, I realized they're simply small bits of fabric sewn together and stuffed with either gel or small plastic round "ergonomic" pellets.

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Then I started thinking about the bag of flax seeds at home left over from my therapeutic neck wrap projects in May. "Wouldn't it be lovely if I could heat up the wrist pad when I'm really hurting?" I ask my husband. "Let's go home, I have a better idea for what I want to do."

And thus a solution and tutorial were born for making my own therapeutic wrist cushion.

Therapeutic Mouse Wrist Cushion Tutorial

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Supplies Needed

  • Small pieces of fabric
  • Thread to match
  • Flax seeds (I bought mine at New Life Health Store)
  • Template (provided on second page)
  • Water soluble marker (optional)
  • Pins

Right-click on the following template to enlarge for printing. Cut out and pin or trace onto 2 pieces of fabric.

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Step 1: Cut out the template.

Step 2: Using pins (or trace with a water-soluble marker), pin the template onto 2 pieces of fabric and cut out.

Step 3: Place the 2 pieces of fabric right-sides together.

Step 4: Leaving about a 2-inch opening, sew a ¼-inch seam around the sides.

Step 5: Turn right-side out and press.

Step 6: Stuff with the flax seeds (I used a small kitchen funnel).

Step 7: Pin the 2-inch opening and slip-stitch to close.

When needed, simply heat for a approximately 30 seconds in the microwave. Adjust the time as necessary to accommodate your needs and microwave settings.You can find a printer-friendly PDF version of the tutorial here or in my sidebar.


Michele's Quilting Journey said...

Absolutely awesome and totally fabulous idea! I really should use of some of my scraps and make myself one! And maybe I can resize it so I have a derriere pack, a back pack and a neck warmer, attached. Gosh, I better get busy...I need a whole suit. Ahhhhhhhh ;)

Thimbleanna said...

What a great idea Ms. Junie Moon! I need an eye warmer to ease my computer eye strain!

The Jarboe Family said...

you always have the best ideas!

casserole said...

I love it!!!

I posted a link to your tutorial on Craft Gossip Sewing:


Betty aka Fudgie said...

As I sit here with my wrist aching...Voila you are my remedy!
It's on my list! That is the top of the list!

TwoHeartsTogether said...

wow what a cool deal! Can I post this on my site and link to you? My boyfriend was just complaining today how much I needed one of these

Samantha at TwoHeartsTogether

Storybook Woods said...

I have made neck ones, but never thought of wrist ones. Love it !! Clarice

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Fabulous idea and all of us bloggers can use one for sure!

Diane Schuller said...

oh June, you are truly a treasure of inspiration and creativity!

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