Okay so in March I worked on this project and I just realized that I never posted it. My mother and I are always freezing. Growing up, my mom got these corn packs that you can throw in the microwave for 3 minutes and you are good to go for like an hour or two. They can also be put in the freezer and used as an icepack. The thing about them is that they always smelled funny and there wasn't an easy way to clean them. They were made out of corn, so they smelled like popcorn. Well, I decided to do a little research and then make some of my own. I went with the easiest thing possible. you can use Flax seed and other things like that but i used the following.
- Cute fabric
- 1 towell
- 1 bag of long grain rice
- herbal tea bags
- Fragrance beads
- sewing machine
- sewing supplies
- ribbon and buttons
I started by cutting my towell into the size of heat pack that I wanted, then I sewed it inside out, just like I was making a pillow. Once I was done sewing, I turned it rightside out and filled about 2/3rds with the long grain rice. I made more than 1 so for some of them I put fragrance beads, not too many though, and in some of them I put 2 of the same "flavored" herbal tea bags, such as chamomile. once they were filled, I whip stitched the filling opening shut and then I shook them up to disperse the fragrance. Then I took my fabric of choice and made my own simle pattern to use as a cover for the heat pack. If they are cute or they match your accents, you can leave them out and they aren't an eye sore, but more importantly, you can take off the cover and throw it in the wash.
Here is the photograph of the heat pack and the cover. then I stuffed my heatpack into its cover and threw it into the microwave for 3 minutes.
Warm feet for a few hours.you can close them anyway you want, with buttons, or zippers, or just a big tuck, but i like the buttons, It gave me an opportunity to try different things and use a fun accent color.
So, If your life is filled of cold people, think Christmas!
What is something that you would like to try to make?