Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Homemade Heating Pad

Lately, for whatever reason, my back has been aching like I am 110 years old...pain in the rear (almost!) and last night, I thought I was going to die.  Luckily, Josh is the best at rubbing shoulders and backs so he saved me.  But today, the aches came back and I decided I had to do something about it.  So I went online and looked up homemade heating pads, I found one that Martha Stewart made with corn kernels inside (and why, when you heat that one up do you not get popcorn?) and finally decided to just take a stab at it.  

I had a bunch of long grain rice floating around and some awesome polka-dotted fabric.
I cut the fabric into a rectangle that measured 15"x16".  Then, I folded the fabric in half so the 15" sides were touching with the dimensions now: 15"x8" and inside out.

Then turn the pad so it is right side out.  Sew longways down the middle of the pad leaving about an inch at each end open.  This middle seam will keep the rice separated evenly.

Then start filling the pad with rice.  I found that when filled 2/3 of the way up, it was perfect, but this is just me!  Shake it around and make sure it is they way you want it.

Then, fold the open end in and pin it into place.

Last, sew that open end up and your heating pad it done!
This little thing is a lifesaver and so easy to make!

Check back tomorrow for part two of the envelope pillows!
Hope you all have a great day!


Cassie Pulley said...

These make awesome and super cheap Christmas gifts by the way. :) And I love them!

Megan @ Meg's Craft Creations said...

Oh my goodness that would be the best idea! I saw little tiny ones perfect for little kids :] that would be such a good idea! Thanks Cassie! Hope all is well in the Pulley home!