Thursday, February 2, 2012

Cozy Flannel Rice Bags - Great Gift Idea

Just before Christmas, I found this terrific tutorial on how to make pretty rice bags that can be heated in the microwave or placed in the freezer to use as an ice bag.  Selina's tutorial found HERE.  Selina's tutorial is very well done and easy to follow.

The inner bag is sewn out of 100% cotton muslin.
 The outer bags are made from 100% cotton flannel - I found a denim colored flannel remnant at Hobby Lobby and used a flannel housecoat of my mothers from years ago for the floral covers. The denim is appreciated by my male gift recipients!!!
 They sew up super quick and make great gifts.
These are great for using on sore muscles, cold hands (or toes)!!!
And they stay warm for a long time - which I love when I'm cold and can't get warm.

Here's Selena's Ingredients List for 6 bags:

What you need to start:
½ yard of 100 % cotton flannel/brushed cotton  for out pillow case
½ yard of 100% cotton muslin (any 100% cotton fabric will do) for the rice pillow
12 cups of regular rice (not instant or minute rice)
Cotton thread
Yield 6 Rice Bags, approximate size 5 ½ by 10 inches
Prep time 1 hour and 15 minutes for 6 bags 



She includes this message with each rice bag gift:

Rice Bag
This is a great heating pad filled with Rice
Place the bag in your microwave for 1-1 1/2 minutes
DO NOT overheat, the rice will scorch
The outer case is removable for cleaning
the inner and outer cases are 100% cotton
The content is 100% white, regular rice
This bag can also be frozen and used as an icepack

Well, I watched Ground Hog Phil this morning live on Fox and Friends and he said we're going to have 6 more weeks of winter.  Hmmmm, here in southern Delaware it feels like winter has hardly showed up yet. Not that I'm complaining!!!  I'll show you what I mean in a future post.

Many blessings,

Pat

3 comments:

tink's mom said...

Pat, I am so glad you were able to make some of the rice bags. Thanks also for adding my link to your blog. Your bags are terrific, nice that you were able to use your moms flannel for such a cuddly project.

If your friends and family are anything like mine they will be looking for back ups and additional ones so that they don't have to share. It's a good feeling.

Glad your toes are warm and I love visiting your blog.

tink's mom said...

Pat, I am so glad you were able to make some of the rice bags. Thanks also for adding my link to your blog. Your bags are terrific, nice that you were able to use your moms flannel for such a cuddly project.

If your friends and family are anything like mine they will be looking for back ups and additional ones so that they don't have to share. It's a good feeling.

Glad your toes are warm and I love visiting your blog.

Jenna Johnson said...

How much for your rice bags???

Pat & Tony

Pat & Tony
Me and my best friend!