DIY heat compress or heating Pad
December 13, 2012 by Crystal Rayne
Projects & Recipes
We do not have a heating pad or a hot compress and Macgyver was in dire need one after todays grocery shopping. I do however have a bunch of old sweat shirts I have not used yet on craft projects yet. A hot compress is very easy to make and old sweat shirts are PERfect for making them.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
sewing machine or stitch witchery (and an iron is going the no sew method)
Turn inside out, cut shape. For the neck you will want a long rectangle or even use an old sock. Knees & back, you will want a square shape, the size is up to you. Now, sew 3 of the sides and the 4th, sew it almost closed but leave yourself a 2 inch opening. Now turn the whole thing right side out and fill with rice. leave enough room so the rice can move around. For this one I left about and inch & a half to 2 inches unfilled at the top. next finish sewing the opening closed.
Pop in the microwave for 2 to 3 minutes, depending on size. Make sure it is not too hot when you remove it from the microwave or you can burn yourself. lay it on the sore muscle or achey spot and enjoy.