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 24 cm x 16 cm (9.5 x 6.25")
fold in half lengthways right sides together and pin.
Stitch around the edges, leaving a gap of around 3 cm (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 16 cm (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 4 cm (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?
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