Saturday, December 10, 2011

Hot therapy sacks

Supplies needed:
Sewing thread
Fabric - at least a quarter yard
Wheat
Essential oil – any scent you choose

Step 1: Pick the fabric you like and cut it to be about 14 x10 inches.

Step 2: Fold your fabric, right sides together so you piece will now measure about 7x10. Sew down 2 sides together leaving one of the short ends open.

Step 3: Turn your fabric inside out so the right side of the fabric is showing. Give it a quick press with a hot iron to press out your seams and make the fabric looks crisp.

Step 4: Pour your wheat into a large bowl (usually in the bulk section of your grocery store). Add a few drops of essential oil. It’s not necessary to have essential oil but it will create a pleasant aroma when the wheat is heated. You can use lavender, vanilla, lilac, etc. Stir the wheat to distribute the oil.

Step 5: Fill your sack with wheat. Anywhere between 3 -4 cups is a good amount.

Step 6: Fold the top open edge under so it is folded inside the bag about half an inch.

Step 7: Pin the edge you have just folded under and sew

You now have your finished hot therapy sack. Let whoever you are giving them to they can microwave them on high for 1-2 minutes and they now have a warm compress. You can often get remnants of fabric for very cheap at your craft store or even Wal-Mart, just make sure it’s a big enough piece of fabric.

9 comments:

  1. might have to try this. Had a girlfriend a while back that was into this kind of thing. I scoffed at her about it. Probably why we didn't work out, lol.

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  2. Told my wife about this and she tried it. Worked great.

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  3. I´ll try this, good post! :D

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  4. Yes! It so great!

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