DIY Microwaveable Heat Pack / Hot Pad – stay warm, relax
Welcome to my Blog, the DIY part of Kylie.T. Interiors. Today I’m going to show you how to make a simple and sturdy microwaveable heat pack using simple items found around the house.
1 – Fabric (thick cotton is best like “Duck”)
2 – Cotton same color as fabric
3 – Ruler
4 – Scissors
5 – Rice – enough to fill your heat pack to the ½ or ¾ full mark. There are many different types of grain that are suitable. See link below for added options.
I’ve also used lentils and wheat in the past
6 – Essential oil
7 – Sewing pins
8 – Piece of paper
9 – Iron
10 – Sewing machine
11 – Tape (scotch tape or any kind)
How do we make it?
Step 1: Cut 2 identical pieces of fabric to the size and shape of your choice. This is the heat pack bag. Mine is rectangular and about 8” x 6” (20cm x 16cm)
Step 2: Place right sides together of both pieces of the heat pack bag and align the corners. Sew around the edges of 3½ of the sides leaving a ½” (1cm) seam allowance.
Step 3: Snip corners of the heat pack bag off on an angle to de-bulk. Be careful not to go too close to the seam.
Step 4: Turn heat pack bag in the right way making sure corners are well turned out and press. Using the same color cotton as your fabric, top-stitch SEWN seams only.
Step 5: Add a few drops of essential oil to your rice
Step 6: Roll paper into a funnel shape and tape in place. Insert this into the ½ seam that remains open of your heat pack bag.
Step 7: Pour the rice into your heat pack bag via your paper funnel so it is ½ – ¾ full
Step 8: Pin the remaining open seam of the heat pack bag closed and top-stitch around the last seam.
…and you’re done, you have a heat pack/hot pad. Microwave for 1-3 minutes depending on size.
Here are some of mine: