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Here's a Good Thing that will be useful after a long, hard day at work: a homemade heating pad using dried cherry pits.

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What you need

Materials
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How to do it

Part 1

Step 1

Fold a 20-by-14-inch piece of fabric in half lengthwise, right sides facing.

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Step 2

Sew one short side and one long side with a 1/4-inch seam allowance.

Step 3

Fold the open end out 1/4 inch and press it.

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Step 4

Clip the corners, being careful not to cut into the seams. Turn the fabric right side out.

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Step 5

Use a bone folder to push out the corners and make them sharp.

Step 6

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.

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Step 7

Close the open end of the bag with a top stitch.

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