DIY Rice Filled Mouse Wrist Rest Tutorial

If I’m not out shooting, I’m either spending long hours at my computer or doing some sort of project. Today was one of those long days at my computer and my wrist was really hurting after all the time using my mouse. So I looked around the house to see if there was anything I could use to set underneath my wrist to use as a make-shift rest. Then is dawned on me and I thought, “Why not make a wrist rest myself?” So I did and I’m so glad because it’s amazingly comfortable.

Here’s what you’ll need:

Scrap material, preferably something soft like jersey or flannel

Matching thread

Sewing machine


Step 1:  Fold your fabric in half and measure your desired size. I have small wrists and I didn’t want anything too big to get in the way of my work space. So I used a 4×6 post card to measure and cut around. The finished product came out as a 3×5 perfect little pillow.

Step two:   Put the right sides together and sew a straight stitch around three sides as shown below.

Step Three:  Turn fabric right side out and start filling with rice. Note:  You don’t want to put too much rice in, you want just enough so there’s movement and still enough to support your wrist. Also, you need to have a little room to sew up the final stitch.

Step four:  Sew a zig zag stitch to close your opening. Note:  If I ever have anything that has a seam showing, I always use a zig zag stitch because I think it looks pretty when exposed.

And that’s it. A super easy project and your wrist will thank you :-)

This was so quick and easy for me to do that I made one for The Hubby as well. He loves it so much he asked me to make one he could take to work! Also, if you have enough matching scrap fabric you can make a wrist rest for the keyboard in the same fashion, but long and narrow.  That’s next on my agenda, however I need to finish the blouse I’m making with this fabric to see if I have any extra fabric. It’s either that or go to the fabric store and I’d rather just use scraps :-)

Enjoy and thanks for stopping by!


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