Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Gift Ideas Wednesday: Hot/Cold Pack
Have you ever started working out hardcore after not working out for a while? Man, everything hurts.
That's why everyone should have a rice bag in their house.
It's also great for when your neck gets tense from a long day of work.
Or for a kid who has a boo-boo.
You can use it hot or cold for lots of different stuff.
So this would make a great gift for anyone you know. Better start making gifts! Only 52 days until Christmas.
I made this rice bag following this tutorial from V and Co.
Cut the muslin into 2 14"x7" rectangles. Sew up the sides and bottom and leave the top open.
Fill with rice (I used the whole bag) and sew it up.
Cut your pretty fabric into the following pieces:
14" x 7"
10" x 7"
8" x 7"
Sew the 8"x7" and the 10"x7" pieces together to make a long rectangle. Then sew the long rectangle and the 14"x7" to it inside out except for the top.
It should look like this:
Hem the top and sides so you don't have fraying.
Slide the rice bag in and you are done!
When I make this for someone, I usually include instructions to heat the bag for 30-45 seconds for a hot pack or throw it in the freezer for 2 hours for a cold pack.