Have a sore muscle? Or how about some lower back pain? Did your little one fall and get a goose egg on their forehead?
We needed a therapeutic hot/cold bag around here…..without forking over any money for one. (Place in the microwave for a few minutes for some lasting heat. Or place in the freezer for several hours to use a cold compress.)
Here’s how to make your own.
Fabric rectangle, 25 x 12 inches
2 pieces of wide ribbon, 10 inches long each
Rice…….(I didn’t count but I’m thinking around 8-10 cups)
Thread, sewing machine, scissors, etc
Lay your piece of fabric flat. Here’s where you can add other strips of fabric and such, to spice it up. Just make your finished piece of fabric 25 x 12 inches.
Then fold your piece of fabric in half, lengthwise, with right sides together. Using a 1/2 inch seam allowance, sew your fabric into a tube. Turn right side out.
Fold the ends of one end in, about a 1/2 inch. Tuck the ends of one of pieces of ribbon into the opening, about a 1/2 inch. Sew into place.
Then divide your tube into different rice sections. This will keep hot/cold rice in all parts of the bag while around your neck and such………….so the rice doesn’t slip to each end of the bag. I divided my bag into 4 equal parts.
Then pour a couple cups of rice (I didn’t measure exactly) into the bottom of the bag and pin closed.
Then sew that section closed and repeat until all of your sections are filled.
Tuck the ends in on the other end of the bag and slip the ends of the other piece of ribbon in as well. Pin closed and sew into place.
Now your ready for some relief.
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