Stitch up this easy rice bag and pop it in the microwave whenever you need a little warmth.
Make one for yourself – and lots more for gifts.
Update! I posted instructions to turn this into a Vicks VapoRub scented rice bag here. Use that version to help soothe a cough and clear a stuffy nose. And be sure to download the free monster rice bag cover pattern too! The link is in the same post.
What you’ll need
- 2 squares of fabric – each 10 1/2″ x 10 1/2″
- 2 1/2 cups rice or other filler
- scented mix-ins – optional
- sewing machine
- basic sewing tools
- an hour or less
Super easy! Just a few straight lines and all machine work! Plus the pattern has links to videos teaching you all the skills you’ll need.
In the cold hemisphere you can use your rice bag to stay toasty warm. Heat it for one minute (or a little more) in the microwave. Use it as a foot warmer when you go to bed at night. Or lay it on your chest when you have a cold. Drape it around your neck if you’ve spent too long at the sewing machine.
In the warm hemisphere – don’t save this project for next winter! In the summertime my daughter likes to keep hers in the freezer to pull out whenever she needs a quick cool-off. Drape the cold bag around your neck on a hot day for instant bliss.