Sew This Rice Heat Pack – Microwave for Heat On Demand

Sew This Rice Heat Pack – Microwave for Heat On Demand | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

I love being warm–probably more than anyone I know.  When I visited my parent’s {very cold!} home, I used one of their rice heating bags, and I decided I needed one of those too.  These are super simple to make and work wonders. I absolutely love mine.


After under a minute in the microwave, you’ll get up to an hour of safe, warm heat without the dangers inherent in electric heating pads: burns, fires and electrical shock. Electric heating pad cautions actually read: Never use in a situation where you could fall asleep. Often falling asleep is my goal. These pads are not difficult to make, and are a useful gift for most any adult. They’re good for muscle aches or when you feel a chill and don’t want to turn up the thermostat. You can also freeze them for a pleasant cooling effect. Although, just typing that made me shiver. Add a drop of essential oil if you’d like a little aromatherapy.

This project is a great for fabric scraps. You can use flannel, as well as quilting or cotton. Just don’t use anything with metal threads unless you want a fireworks display in your microwave. We chose cotton ticking for its clean, fresh look and tight weave. Ticking is an old time fabric that was historically used for covering pillows and mattresses because its tight weave kept feathers, horse hair, and other fillers in place. Today, ticking has once again become trendy for design accessories like throw pillows, as well as for upholstery. There is something classically soothing about those woven stripes.

Watch how Alanda Craft makes these great heating packs in her step by step tutorial so you can make these too!

How to Sew A Rice Heat Pack

DIY Rice Heat Pack - Easy Do It Yourself Heat Pack Tutorial Made With Rice - Cheap and Quick DIY Projects for the Home, This Craft Makes an Awesome DIY Gift Idea for Christmas Presents

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