DIY Heating Pad

December is the month of DIYs (for me at least!). Here’s another great crafting project for these last few weeks before Christmas. These heating pads are the nicest thing to snuggle up with on a chilly night, and now that it’s winter, who could resist?

I hope you enjoy these illustrations! Please let me know. I have an insane amount of fun doing them :)

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1

Use a long sleeve shirt!

You’ll need:

  • A cotton long sleeve shirt
  • Sewing machine (optional)
  • Needle and matching thread
  • Uncooked rice
  1. Cut off a sleeve of your shirt at the shoulder seam, and turn inside out.
  2. Sew the two openings together on each end, leaving a small opening at one end (minimum 2 inches). If doing this by hand, I would suggest sewing with a small stitch length, or enforcing the stitch by sewing the edges together a few times. You don’t want any rice falling out!
  3.  Turn the tube inside out, using the small opening. Now all the seams are invisible!
  4. Fill the tube with rice. Don’t fill it too full – you want the heating pad to have some flexibility.
  5. Sew the opening using a whip stitch.

2Use a t-shirt or tank top!

You’ll need:

  • A cotton t-shirt or tank top
  • Sewing machine (optional)
  • Needle and matching thread
  • Uncooked rice
  1. Cut a rectangle using one of the side folds of the shirt.
  2. Keeping the shirt folded, sew the open edges together, leaving a small opening at the end (minimum 2 inches). If doing this by hand, I would suggest sewing with a small stitch length, or enforcing the stitch by sewing the edges together a few times. You don’t want any rice falling out!
  3.  Turn the tube inside out, using the small opening. Now all the seams are invisible!
  4. Fill the tube with rice. Don’t fill it too full – you want the heating pad to have some flexibility.
  5. Sew the opening using a whip stitch.

3Use fabric!

You’ll need:

  • Cotton fabric
  • Sewing machine (optional)
  • Needle and matching thread
  • Uncooked rice
  1. Cut out two match shapes (ex. hearts)
  2. Sew both hearts together, leaving a small opening at the end (minimum 2 inches). If doing this by hand, I would suggest sewing with a small stitch length, or enforcing the stitch by sewing the edges together a few times. You don’t want any rice falling out!
  3. Turn the tube inside out, using the small opening. Now all the seams are invisible!
  4. Fill the heart with rice. Don’t fill it too full – you want the heating pad to have some flexibility.
  5. Sew the opening using a whip stitch.

So…I apologize for not having a photo posted of the actual heating pad yet. Whoopsies! I sat down with my shirt, needle and thread the other night and planned to make one while watching Freaks and Geeks, but sadly, I fell asleep and it didn’t get finished (hehe). Now I’ve become swamped with homework! I’ll post a photo as soon as possible I promise! :)

Lots of love!

yourstrulyg

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3 Responses to DIY Heating Pad

  1. Grandmom says:

    great idea I use one at night quite often R S

  2. moneyortime says:

    Great idea! Thanks for sharing

  3. jaymers says:

    Love the idea of using some recycled materials. Thanks for the idea!

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