I'm sure all of you are already familiar with a rice heating pad. In the small chance that you're not: they are wonderful. Just a bag filled with rice that you stick in the microwave for a few seconds and then just plop it on whatever part of your body that's needing some pressure and warmth. I LOVE them and have always wanted one, but never took the time to make one.
Without going into too much detail...this weekend I had a horrible gallbladder attack. If you've never experienced one; I hope you never do. It's not something I would wish on my worst enemy. This particular attack lasted 3 days. For those of you who do know what I'm talking about; THREE DAYS!!! I was in agony and all I wanted was a rice heating pad to help alleviate the pain. But did I have one? Of course not! So, now that I am back among the living, I hurried and made one this afternoon.
Good news. This is a great project for using up your scraps. Even better news? Seriously took me 15 minutes to do. Tops.
Okay. So all you need to do is figure out what size you want. It can be as big or small as you want. I had a roommate in college that had a long skinny one (kinda like a long, fat snake). I knew I wanted mine to be just the right size to lay on my upper tummy area should I have another gallbladder attack before I get this sucker taken out of me. My perfect size was about 9"x5".
Cut two pieces of fabric that are (obviously) the same size.
Then, viola! You have a great little heating pad ready and waiting for you to need it. I made mine with flannel; I wanted that extra cozy factor added to it. As you can see it's already a big hit!