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Warming and Cooling Rice Bag

Loved making these Rice Bags, my future daughter in law asked me to make one for her, so of course I got right on it!! I thought I would do a tutorial so you can make them yourself or for a gift! They are perfect for heating in the microwave for a nice heated pad, or keep in the freezer for when you need an ice pack! This bag is filled with white rice, I have researched and found that the white or jasmine rice is the best. Also, feel free to add your favorite essential oils, or dried lavender mixed in the rice so when it heats up it smells good too!

20″ x 10 1/2″ Rice Bag

I measured 2 pieces of fabric both measuring 20 x 10 1/2 inches.

Cut 2 pieces measuring 20″ x 10 1/2″

For the first piece of fabric, sew with a 1/2″ seam allowance along one end and the 20″ side, leaving the other end open to fill the rice with. (I use a 1/2″ seam allowance on the first one so that it can fit into the other one nicely. Snip the corner (careful not to hit the stitching, this will help with the corners to not be to bulky). See picture below….

Snip the corners

Fill with rice! I used 4 1/2 cups of rice for this one, you can add more if you would like it thicker.

Iron under seams

After filling with rice, turn under the seam and iron it down so it stays in place when you sew it. Then sew across. Sew the other one except don’t fill with rice. Slide the filled sleeve into the other sleeve. Turn in the end and iron, then stitch. Make sure you grab the inner sleeve and sew together with the other sleeve, that way it doesn’t slide back and forth.

Once you have sewn it together at one end to the same at the other end, feeling to make sure you have both sleeves at the end and sew across.

All Done!!

This is such a fun project to make!

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