Monday, October 14, 2013

Homemade Heating Pads



  • Sewing machine
  • Iron
  • Fabric (about 1/2 yard will make at least one)
  • Machine-sewing thread in coordinating color
  • Bone folder
  • Scissors
  • Dried cherry pits or buckwheat
  • Lavender oil (optional)


  1. Step 1

    Fold a 20-by-14-inch piece of fabric in half lengthwise, right sides facing.
  2. Step 2

    Sew one short side and one long side with a 1/4-inch seam allowance.
  3. Step 3

    Fold the open end out 1/4 inch and press it.
  4. Step 4

    Clip the corners, being careful not to cut into the seams. Turn the fabric right side out.
  5. Step 5

    Use a bone folder to push out the corners and make them sharp.
  6. Step 6

    Fill the bag a little less than halfway with dried cherry pits or buckwheat. If desired, the pits or buckwheat can be mixed with a few drops of lavender oil before filling.
  7. Step 7

    Close the open end of the bag with a top stitch

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