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As women, we all share the common bond of going through “that time of the month”. I’d love to share what helps comfort me. To me nothing feels better than watching a movie while snuggling on the couch with a nice warm heat pack. I would love to share a tutorial for an easy DIY heat pack. You can warm these in the microwave or chill them in the freezer.
This project hits off the three characteristics that make it the perfect DIY- It’s easy, inexpensive, and quick to make.
To make your own heat pack you will need:
- 1/4 yard of fabric (use cotton, not synthetics)
- rice (I used about 1 pound per bag for a bag the size I made)
- iron, scissors, sewing machine, thread, and pins
Here’s how you make it:
Step 1- Wash, dry, and iron your fabric. Then cut out a rectangle that’s 6 X 19 inches.
Step 4- Trim the corners.
Step 5- Turn the bag right side out and then iron it nice and flat.
Step 6- Put the bag into a glass or bowl, something to help keep it upright. Pour the rice into the bag until it’s about 3/4 full. You don’t want to overfill it. A funnel makes this much easier. If you don’t have a funnel you could also use a paper plate folded like a taco to pour rice in.
Step 9- Fold the edge of the short side over about 1/2 inch and iron it flat. Then fold it over again and iron it flat again. This hides the unsewn edge and helps prevent fraying and unraveling. Topstitch across the folds on the short sides.
Step 10- Place the fabric with the right side down on the table. Fold one side of the rectangle toward the middle (with the right sides of fabric together). Fold the other side over so that it overlaps the first one and the cover measures 9 inches tall. Pin along the edges.
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