Sunday, January 30, 2011

Chi's Weekend Adventure: Making Heat Pads

Okay~ I know many of you can do a LOT better job then I can at sewing~ but I thought I'd share with you some crafting that I had done a while back when it was really cold~ X3 HEAT PADS!! Yes! the good old chuck into the microwave for a minute and instant warmth!! :D I loved it~ 

The one that I made for myself is the one with the doggy paw-prints~ (I love dogs!) and the other I made for my friend~ :)

  1. Iron pretty fabric on some fleece interface
  2. Fold fabric right sides together... and sew around the edge (I did this three times.... as my cheap little sewing machine doesn't hold stitches very well sometimes... :T)
  3. Flip the pouch inside out!
  4. Pour rice into the bag (you can use beans too I think... but I only had rice at home... :T)
  5. Hand stitch the hole shut~ 

TaaDaa~ X3 Heat Pads~ Easy Peasy~ I heat mine for 1.5mins on high in the microwave and put in in the blanket before sleeping~ but because I used rice Bon says it smells like food after heating it... and he said he can't sleep as he gets too hungry.... :T so maybe you could add some essential oils to your's or use beans instead.... to prevent getting hungry while using the heat pads.... lol~ 


  1. thank you so much for all of your kind comments :) youre so sweet! what is your real name?

    love, polly

  2. hey polly~ :D
    thanks for commenting!
    my first name is Sandy~ Chi is the last letter of my Chinese name (which is my middle name)~ since I used that as part of our store name it's easier to remember me by Chi I guess~ X3 I don't mind being call either~ :D

  3. Hi there! Just wanted to thank you for linking up in my Weekly Shop Hop and for following my blog. I really appreciate it!

    Ahh, I see you've been making heat pads. Those things are great. I've been sewing recently too (not something I usually do). Been making some coasters (for cups) and some new pot holders. It's been a lot of fun!

    Well, I'm a new blog follower by the way, and I'll catch ya around!
    ~ Tarissa

  4. Lol, that's so funny! This is perfect as I've been using water bottles with hot water, but the heat doesn't last too long. I'll probably try it with beans because if I smell rice, I'll get hungry as well.

  5. @ Pixel Berry Pie: thanks so much! :D Coasters sounds fun to make! X3 I've been trying to make some pouches more recently... but my little sewing machine sometimes can't pick up the thread if it gets too thick... :T

    @ Lelanie: Thanks Lelanie! :D

    @ Petite Hermine: lol~ X3 I think beans would've been a better stuffing... but I didn't have that at home... :T I'm not sure what beans would smell like after microwaving! Let me know if you do end up making some~ XD

  6. Hi, Love, love, love your blog! So glad to have found you.

  7. Hi there! I am a new follower. I found you through Handmadeology on Etsy. Very nice blog!
    I hope you will follow me back.
    Thanks! cheers!

  8. My son used socks to make his!
    They were kind of cool, and no sewing was involved. We just tied a knot at the end of the sock. Knee hi's were great because they actually wrapped around, perfect for neck pain :)

  9. I think you may have the cutest little sewing machine I've ever seen!

  10. Let me know when you get back! Miss your posts!
    Thanks, Becky Jane

  11. They were kind of cool, and no sewing was involved. We just tied a knot at the end of the sock. Knee hi's were great because they actually wrapped around, perfect for neck pain..

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