When I was making the DIY Decorative Pillows a few weekends ago I also made some wrist rests for my computer at work. A few of my coworkers were sporting wrist braces from their years working at their desk. I was slowly feeling the strain from all the mouse clicking and realized I needed some wrist rest pads to help fix that. I was thinking of buying them on Amazon, but realized I could DIY my own for much less.
1/4 yard of fabric
2 cups of rice – this is an estimation, I didn’t think to measure my rice out when making the wrist pads.
Create your patterns. I used a mouse to draw a rough pattern for the wrist cushion and measured the length of my keyboard for the wrist rest. Since these may vary from model to model I didn’t add universal measurements here.
Cut two fabric pieces for each wrist pad, put the wrong sides facing out. For the wrist cushion trace the pattern onto the fabric but do not cut out.
It’s easier to sew the pattern shape first then cut it out after.
Turn the pieces inside out.
Fill with rice.
Sew closed. You don’t want to overfill the wrist rest to the point where it’s too high of a cushion to be used comfortably with your keyboard. My method to check was to close the end with pins and check against my keyboard.
I used Positively Splendid’s tutorial to hand sew closed the wrist cushion.
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