Handmade Heating Pads
I made these last Christmas for the ladies in my family and of course, myself. I have used mine and love it. Now that the weather is cooling, I expect to be using it a lot more. Brassy Apple has a great tutorial that I followed and now I want to share it with you!
The best thing about these, aside from the yummy smell, is that they are super easy. You need maybe 15 minutes from start to finish.
wheat or rice
sewing machine and things that go along with it
Cut your material 10x14. Make sure your 14" side goes along with the pattern of your fabric.
Fold your raw edges in about 1/2 inch and press flat.
Put 3.5 - 4 cups of rice or wheat into a bowl. I've used both and just happened to have rice available to me this day for my project. I've used Red Mill wheat and like it just as well as the rice. Add 3-5 drops of your essential oil and stir. I've used peppermint and lavendar. Then scoop your rice into your tube. It will fill it about halfway or just a little less.
Top stitch two rows to secure it. Make sure you're stitching on the 1/2 inch that you folded in so it will be nice and strong. That's it. You're finished! Pop that bad boy in the microwave 45-60 seconds and enjoy. It's a treat for your muscles and your nose!
Send me pictures if you make one!
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