Conscious Christmas: Handmade Gift Part 2 - Easy Homemade Buckwheat Bag

Thank you Rhonda Winterbach for contributing this blog post! This quick and easy homemade heating bag is filled with buckwheat.  Heat in the microwave for a minute or two and you have an instant heating pad for relaxing after a hard day, aching muscles, neck pain and cramps. Or place it in the freezer for an instant cold pack! Here is a basic tutorial of these nifty little therapy bags. Enjoy!

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Materials:

  • Sewing Machine
  • Iron
  • Fabric of choice (preferably an organic cotton)
  • Sewing thread
  • 6-8 cups of Buckwheat
  • Scissors

Method

  • Fold a 20 by 14 inch piece of fabric in half lengthwise, right sides facing.
  • Iron fabric to create a defined crease.

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  • Sew long side and one short side leaving approximately ¼ inch edge

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  • Fold the open end about ½ inch and iron down

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  • Turn bag right side out and push out corners with a pointy hand tool
  • Fill bag with desired amount of buckwheat (approximately 6-8 cups)

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  • Sew the opening with a top stitch
  • Done!

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