These days I use the computer a lot and was finding that my wrist was getting sore from using the mouse for long periods of time.
There are lots of wrist supports that you can buy - but why buy when you can make one?
This is a nice simple project -
another one with just 5 simple steps, that you can complete in just 15 mins!
1. Take a piece of material 24cm x 16cm (9.5 x 6.25")
fold in half lengthways right sides together and pin.
Stitch around the edges, leaving a gap of around 3cm (1") to turn out. Snip corners.
2. Turn right sides out through the gap, and then fill 2/3 full with dry rice using a funnel.
3. Pin and machine stitch the gap closed.
4. Now to make the cover.
Cut a piece of fabric 28 x 16cm (11 x 6.25"), and double turn one of the shorter edges and stitch to neaten.
5. Finally lay the rectangle of fabric right side up, fold the finished short end in 4cm (1.5").
Fold the other end over, like this:
Then pin and stitch along the top and bottom sides:
Turn right sides out, slide in your rice pack,
And now you have your own ergonomic mouse pad wrist rest!
Which I also made in a slightly less girly version too - from some luxury gold velour!
Why not try making one for yourself - and save your wrist getting sore?
For the downloadable PDF version of this tutorial, click here.
For other tutorials for useful and practical things that anyone can sew in 5 simple steps and 15 mins, click here.
I'll be linking this project to many of the linky parties whose pretty buttons are on the bottom of this page.