Fox Stocking Stuffers & Hand Warmer

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Last year the Salty Bison girls posted  some adorable owl stocking stuffers. They created the perfectly simple sewing project.  With that in mind, I thought it’d be fun to make a new version- Fox Stocking Stuffer and Hand Warmer.
DIY Fox Stocking Stuffers + Hand Warmer

This too is a simple sewing project.  When I was younger my Mom taught me how to sew.  She’s an incredible seamstress with a lot of patience for perfect lines.  I unfortunately am not.  I get a little too impatient and end up ripping lots of seams.  Sad.  But this project is about as basic as it gets.  And it would be awesome to give as gifts to friends or to stuff those stockings!  I used scraps of fabric I had laying around.

DIY Fox Stocking Stuffers + Hand Warmer
Take your scraps that you have and create a bunch of these little hand warmers for friends and family members! I printed out the fox template I created, pinned them to my fabric pieces and cut them out.  This is what it looks like stacked on each other:

Fox Stocking Stuffers pieced together
I DID bring out my iron (even though these pictures look like I grabbed crumpled up scraps)…. After cutting out all of the pieces, I top stitched everything together.  First the ear pieces, then the bottom of the face, next the eyes and finally the nose.  Next I top stitched the top to the bottom (making sure the back was facing the right direction) and left a small hole to add rice.

Fox front

I used about 1/3 cup of rice to fill my fox.  You could add a bit more for a fuller fox.  The fuller you make it, the harder it will be to top stitch- so keep that in mind. Once you have your foxes complete, stick them in the microwave for 15 seconds at a time.  You can add essential oils or some fragrance (in small small amounts) to make them smell nice too! And ta-da- finished fox!

DIY Fox Stocking Stuffer with pattern from
Didn’t she turn out cute?  My daughter loved it! Two thumbs up from the tween.  That’s a win in my book.
Print the template below and get busy sewing:

Fox Stocking Stuffer Pattern

Do you have a thing for foxes?  Check out these other fun posts:

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Fun wall art ideas- What does the fox say?  Perfect for the holidays but can be switched out all year round Printables included www.thirtyhandmadedays.comWhat Does the Fox Say Wall Art

stocking stuffer idea- handmade heat pack tutorial

And don’t forget to check out the Owl Hand Warmer if you haven’t already.



  1. says

    these are SOOO super cute! I’m loving all the fox projects.. thanks so much for linking to Create Link Inspire! I’ve just featured this project in a group of Christmas sewing ideas and spread the word around the social media world… I’ve tagged you and would love re-shares, tweets or +1s… have a great weekend and MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! EMily

  2. Claire says

    Hello! I really think these are adorable, but have made handwarmers before using brown rice. The smell after awhile is horrible. Do you recommend stuffing them with anything else that won’t burn in the microwave over time?

  3. Melea says

    I’m about to whip up a few for my kids as stocking stuffers but we don’t use them for hand warmers, we keep them in the freezer so when the kids get an “owie”, they can use them as an ice pack. They get cold enough to make the kiddos feel better but not so cold that it makes them cry.

    I use them for headaches, heated up in the microwave like you suggested.

    Thanks so much for the printables!

    • says

      That is a fantastic idea Melea!! Love this. Do you mind if I share it on Facebook over the next couple days? I’ll tell them my cool reader Melea suggested it. ;) Awesome!

  4. cat says

    How cute! These are small enough they could probably be done by hand fairly quickly, for those of us not very good with a sewing machine.

  5. says

    Oh, utterly darling! What a great idea, and he came out cute as a button! Your fabric choices and the tattered sewing are perfect! Had to send this to a friend who’s doing tons of craft fairs in dead of winter in France, and always freezing cold… Perfectly adorable solution! Thanks for the tutorial and the handy template!

    Hugs & Hope,
    rachel of OddModicum

    • says

      Stephanie- this project is seriously the easiest!! It would be a great one to learn on. Or the owl stocking stuffers too. ;)

  6. Cher says

    Oh, darling! Must make these. And yes… I always ask my little gkids “what does the fox say”. Fox obsession!