DIY Keyboard and Mouse Wrist Rests

DIY Keyboard and Mouse Wrist Rests

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.

I was inspired by this keyboard gel wrist rest and mouse wrist cushion when making my own. Instead of gel or ergoBeads, I figured rice would work just as well.

Materials:

DIY Keyboard and Mouse Wrist Rests

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.

Sewing Machine

Coordinating Thread

Hand Needle

Pins

Directions:

DIY Keyboard and Mouse Wrist Rests

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.

DIY Keyboard and Mouse Wrist Rests

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.

DIY Keyboard and Mouse Wrist Rests

It’s easier to sew the pattern shape first then cut it out after.

DIY Keyboard and Mouse Wrist Rests

DIY Keyboard and Mouse Wrist Rests

Turn the pieces inside out.

DIY Keyboard and Mouse Wrist Rests

Fill with rice.

DIY Keyboard and Mouse Wrist Rests

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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