Thursday, January 21, 2010

Sewing . . .

I am selling my wares at a conference in a few weeks. I decided I needed to make some rice heat bags. I thought they would be simple and I love mine so I thought it would be nice. I also think they would be nice for weight therapy and I may take one for each kid for our LONG drive to Florida in 69 days. . .

I started with some soft flannel that I bought in fat quarters. It was only $1.29 a peice at JoAnns. I cut them in about 2/3's.

Then I turned them right sides together and sewed down two sides leaving the top open. I turned the unfinished edges inside and sewed two straight lines down the square to make 3 channels.

I bought a huge 25 pound bag of rice at Sam's Club tonight for like $8. I used a cup and filled the channels about 3/4's full of rice. (I made 6 bags tonight and it barely looks like I touched the amount of rice I bought)

I then sewed the top shut. I took a picture with my hand so you could see the size.

I made 6 rice heat bags in a half hour. Nice! I used the other 1/3 of the fat quarters and sewed them to another piece and made yet another bag. No fabric was wasted in the making of this project. :)



I thought that floding them and tying them with a ribbon would be a cute way to sell them at the conference. I will also attach an instruction tag to the top .

What do you think?

7 comments:

Rachael. said...

looks good. i love making those. i have some that i make it removable so i can wash the outside :)

Great job!

Junassicpark said...

Good job! Really nice!

Essie the Accidental Mommy said...

Those are extremely pretty! Do you use them as like a heating pad?

Dia por Dia said...

Sheri, those look great! I am so envious of your creativity and skill!

Lisa said...

These are great! I've made some before but they weren't nearly as pretty. One of them weighs 10 lbs. (not kidding) but it stays warm for about 4 hours!

Toby said...

I realize I'm late, but those are SO CUTE! Wow. I LOVE the three channels, I've had various heat packs before, but my biggest gripe is all the rice/beans/whatever falls down to once side, so unless you're completely flat the right part never stays warm. That..brilliant. Still reeling over here! :-)

Just found your blog from Essie's. Lots 'o' fun!

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