These are great little money makers, and can be made from leftover soft denim as well as other fabrics. From experience I have found the thicker tougher fabrics such as soft denim work well as this bag or pad will be holding rice.
You simply throw these in the microwave to heat up the rice and the bag stays warm for a good long time. You can make them in different sizes and shapes. You can even make little ones to sell as "hand warmers" that can be kept in your pocket on a cold day or inside mittens.
What you need:
2 x pieces of fabric dry rice sewing machine added extras: lavender or other essential oils to really make these heating bags soothing.
Microwave heating bag
The above video gives you the basic idea of how to make this really cute project. You could use denim or colourful fabrics. You could make these longer such as a snake shape to wrap around a tired neck, or rectangle like the video to place on your belly, or shoulders or wherever it hurts.
You could also use these as bed warmers or make smaller versions to quickly heat for your pocket if you head out in the cold to warm your hands.
add lavender or other essential oils
If you really want to infuse the rice with a gorgeous aroma then a day before you create your project, put the dry rice in a bowl and add a few drops of the lavender essential oil and stir. Let it infuse for overnight, then add to your heating bag.
You could advertise these as sleeping aids, or heating bags, or even bed warmers. You can make many different shapes and sizes, and you will probably want to keep one for yourself. The can be reheated in the microwave over and over, and are a great usable craft to sell.
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