Tuesday, February 15, 2011

How to... make your own heating pack!

Since I lost my heating pad during my move, I set out to make a new one :) As a filling I used wheat (I think) bought from Whole Foods.
An engineer doesn't use measuring tape of course...

How hard can sewing be?! Well, apparently not THAT easy if you want to produce straight lines :))

With straight enough lines, I tried making a small heating pad for practice. Sew three straight sides (use the material inside out), leave one side open to fill in the wheat. Turn the material right side out.

Fill the wheat into your material pouch.

Flip the open side and sew a straight line to close.

All done! It's all crooked, but who cares! It's warm and cozy!

The heating pad can be warmed up in a microwave. For a tiny pouch like my first one 30-60 sec is enough. Make sure not to overheat to prevent the wheat from burning and - worst case scenario - catching fire. It has never happened to me though and I've used these things for more than 10 years.


  1. Die Nähmaschine ist soooo niedlich!

  2. Und hat unter 20 dollar gekostet :)