Make two of these and call me in the morning..
I have a really fun project for you today.
We call in the “heaty thing” but you can call it a heating pad, therapy bag, heavenly whatever you call it it all works the same. These really are a god send when ever you are achy, sore, tired,
old, feeling under the weather, or in labor. Yep in labor they are an awesome tool to relax you during labor. You just throw it in the microwave for 2-3 minutes and in no time you will feel so much better.
Cut one rectangle of any fabric 18 inches X 19 inches. Fold in half long was with right sides together sew 1/4 inch seam on one short end and the open long end. Turn it right sides out fold in half and press to make a nice line like sew(ha). Sew a line straight down the center starting at the short side that is already finished. Stop sewing about a 1/2 inch from the unfinished side so we have room to turn down that end and seal it shut.
Next we are going to fill it. There are lots of things you can use, rice (tends to burn and that is stinky and will not make you feel better), cherry pits etc. I prefer feed corn, not to be confused with popcorn that would be bad! Feed corn is inexpensive and holds the heat really well. Before you fill it run your corn through the microwave a couple times to make sure it won’t pop. Don’t worry it won’t pop all crazy. Once you have done that you can fill your bag at least half way full but not all the way you want to make sure you have room to move it around so it can wrap around what ever part hurts.
Now turn down the open end and sew it shut.
Lastly we are just going make a simple envelope cover so it can be removed, because let’s face it there are good odds someone might barf on it. Speaking from experience it could happen and warm barfy smell is not going to make you feel better!
To make our cover cut one 18 1/2 inch by 9 inch piece (front) and 2- 11 inch X 9 inch pieces (Back). Turn down the short end on the back piece 1/4 inch press and turn down another 1/4 inch press, sew. Now if you want to embellish the front part of the cover with ruffles or flowers (which you do) now is the time to do that. Once you are done we will put the cover together. Lay the front piece down and place one of the back sections down with the seam side in the middle, lay the second back piece down so it overlaps the other back piece. All right sides should be together. Pin and sew 1/4 inch seam all the way around. Turn right side out and your done.
Doesn’t that make you feel better just looking at it? Wouldn’t these be great for friends when they are feeling under the weather? Make up a bunch and have them ready so when someone says they don’t feel well you can drop one off.
See this guy? Well he is a “heaty guy” too! I just popped his seam and took a little stuffing out and filled him with corn too. Sewed the seam shut and he works the same. He is perfect for the kids!