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Wrist Pad for mousepad – Padded wrist support Tutorial

So this week my wrist has being bothering me more than normal, ever since I changed computers and I refused to keep my old mouse pad with the wrist rest part, mainly because my new mouse is so pretty and the pad was so ugly.

mini wrist pillow for mousepad

I wanted to get a new one, but I realize I like it better when I'm not restricted to a small area. That's why I decided to make a pad for my wrist.

mini wrist pillow for mousepad with mousepad

The pad is full with rice and little pieces of Cinnamon (I LOVE Cinnamon) so that way if I need I could heat it up and make it smell awesome plus give my wrist a little warmth therapy :)

The materials

mini wrist pillow for mousepad
  • Zipper (more than 7 inches long)
  • Cutter and matching threat.
  • 7×13 inches Piece of fabric for the inside pad (you can use an old T-shirt)
  • 7.5×14 inches piece of fabric for the outside cover.

The process

mini wrist pillow for mousepad

To cut the 2 pieces what I did was fold the fabric in half and measure:

  • Inside (white fabric): 7×6.5 inches
  • Outside (stamped fabric): 7.5×7 inches
mini wrist pillow for mousepad

For the inside pad you will need to fold both edges  1/4 of an inch two times on each side of the fabric making a little bag.

mini wrist pillow for mousepad

Press the folds and then sew.

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Fill your bag with half a pound of rice. You can also add aromatic herbs if you'd like, or stick to cinnamon like I did.

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Fold the top just like you did with the sides.

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Pin and sew the top, your pad is ready!

The pad cover

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For the outside cover you will need to Zigzag stitch both edges (Short sides of the fabric, where you will attach the zipper)

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Place the zipper and the fabric with both right side facing each other.

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Sew the zipper to the edge.

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Turn the zipper and sew on top of it to secure it. Face the other side of the zipper with the opposite side of the fabric.

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For this side you will not turn the zipper and sew on top, you will turn the cover inside out, make a little fold so the fabric covers the zipper.

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Like this.

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Then you can pin it, and sew on the edge of the flap.

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Turn it again, open the zipper.

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Pin leaving half an inch in between the top edge and the zipper.

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Sew both sides. And make sure to pass more than once over the zipper area.

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Cut the zipper excess.

mini wrist pillow for mousepad

Secure your fabric sewing a zigzag on both edges.

mini wrist pillow for mousepad

Turn and press.

mini wrist pillow for mousepad

Sew all the way around 1/4 of an inch from the edge. The back side of your pouch should look like this.

cover and pillow

Now both parts are ready, stuff the pad inside the cover, and you are DONE!

mini wrist pillow for mousepad top

Front

mini wrist pillow for mousepad back

Back

mini wrist pillow for mousepad

Now my wrist is feeling better, but I did learn my lesson and now I have to let my right-hand rest and practice to design with my left hand again (I had to do this several times before because I work on the computer too much)

mini wrist pillow for mousepad

Hope this could be useful to someone, and you can just enlarge the measurements to make pretty pillows :)

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The Creative Muslimah

Wednesday 13th of July 2011

Awesome tutorial! Unfortunately, I use the mouse touch pad on my laptop, but i might give this a try for my dad! Thanks for sharing!

Grace

Friday 8th of July 2011

Great idea! I am obsessed with the rice bags that you heat up and this would be perfect for more sore computer wrist.

Mary

Friday 24th of September 2010

Wonderful idea! I'm going to adapt mine by adding a strap on the back so I can heat it & use it on my sore wrist. Thanks.

The Hungry Crafter

Wednesday 8th of September 2010

Oh, I just love this, and I am in need of one! I've been propping my poor wrist up on a box of staples, and, well, it's just not that comfy OR pretty! Thanks for the tutorial -- can't wait to make it!

Rachel

Tuesday 7th of September 2010

Ooh I have that same gorgeous mouse!!! This is the nicest wrist rest ever! I love that you can heat it up and cinnamon?!? Perfect! Thanks so much for this- I'll be linking. And good luck with learning to use both hands. I wish I'd done that ages ago. Now I have to use a brace when I mouse- not fun at all!