Homemade Heating Pad
Here's a Good Thing that will be useful after a long, hard day at work: a homemade heating pad using dried cherry pits.
- Sewing machine
- Fabric (about 1/2 yard will make at least one)
- Machine-sewing thread in coordinating color
- Bone folder
- Dried cherry pits or buckwheat
- Lavender oil (optional)
Fold a 20-by-14-inch piece of fabric in half lengthwise, right sides facing.
Sew one short side and one long side with a 1/4-inch seam allowance.
Fold the open end out 1/4 inch and press it.
Clip the corners, being careful not to cut into the seams. Turn the fabric right side out.
Use a bone folder to push out the corners and make them sharp.
Fill the bag a little less than halfway with dried cherry pits or buckwheat. If desired, the pits or buckwheat can be mixed with a few drops of lavender oil before filling.
Close the open end of the bag with a top stitch.