Heating Pad

So…. Every month there’s always about one week of crippling pain that enters a woman’s life. I’m sure you all know where I’m going with this. Well, last week was that week for me. I could barely move, was bound to my couch, I missed classes and work. I got to thinking and realized “Hey I don’t have a heating pad!” With a little determination and curiosity I headed to pinterest to see what I should do…. And then it hit me. I had just gotten a beautiful brand new sewing machine for Christmas and have not been able to do much with it yet. I scrolled around for what seemed to be far too long. I finally came to the decision that I needed to combine a few different pins to achieve what I needed.

Here’s what I came up with, a lovely heating pad made by hand. I actually made two, because I loved it so much.

This is how I did it!


  • Scissors Sewing machine
  • Measuring board
  • Fat quarter of muslin
  • Fat quarter of cute pattern of your choice. Cotton is best.
  • 2lbs of dried rice (give or take)
  • 5 drops of Lavender essential oil (optional)


Rice and Lavender mixture:

In a bowl mix together rice and lavender, set aside until inset is sewn.

Rice insert:

Cut the muslin into two 7×14 pieces


Sew along 3 sides, leaving room to fill the bag with the rice and lavender mixture.


Fold right side out.


Fill with rice and lose up the hole and you have your insert finished!


Now for the cover:

Cut the cute fabric into 3 pieces.

  1. 10×7
  2. 8×7
  3. 18×7


Fold in 1/4 inch of one of the 7 inch sides of the 2 smaller pieces. Iron down to hold, then sew a nice fold down.


Line up the fabric inside out.


Sew along all sides making sure you see through all 3 pieces when necessary.

Fold right side out and there you have it!

Now just stuff the rice insert into the cover and you’re done!wp-image-499078902jpg.jpg


To heat, put in microwave for 30 seconds at a time until it is a desired heat.

If you like what you see but don’t have the tools or the time to make this and want to buy one from me, email and I will gladly set you up with one. They are all custom ordered. I can get nearly any printed fabric. Each heating pad will be sold for 15$ not including tax and shipping.


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