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Wheat Heat Pack

A corduroy , fleece or velour are perfect fabrics to use for heat packs as they are durable and soft on the skin.

Wheat Heat Pack

What you need

Fabric 15 x 48cm's or your desired size.
1 cup of Dried lavender
Wheat
Sewing machine



Instructions

Pin the 2 pieces of fabric together with the right sides facing. Sew around the edges leaving a 5 cm gap.

Pull the pillow through the gap, turning it the right way out. Use a knitting needle to help push out tight corners.

Fill the pillow 3/4 full with wheat and add the cup of dried lavender as you go.

Finish off by hand sewing the gap closed.

To use: Microwave for 2 minutes until hot or store in the freezer until cold for a cold pack.

Wheat can be bought in bulk from Animal Produce Stores. If you are giving these as a gift pop them into a organza bag for a decorative finish.

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Comments

  1. very helpful – thank you

  2. Thank you for your project info it was very helpful cheers

  3. Yay!!! I finally know what to do with all the old grain!!! For the people complaining about the wheat being wet, try drying it out more before you use it. All grain is tested for moisture content when it is sold to the grain elevators. You will need to dry it out more if it is too wet… you can air dry or roast it on LOW heat in the oven.

  4. I also have the same problem, ‘wet heat pack’ – what am I doing wrong? Any clues would be greatly appreciated, I’ve been using wheat in mine.

  5. I make wheat packs for a physiotherapy practice and a good idea I came up with is to stitch 4 baffles to stop the wheat dropping to one end. Everyone loves them! Thanks for the organza bag idea.

    Wendy

  6. very good idea, I love it !!

    I am in China, it’s starting cold here, will make one for our boy.
    Putting rice & chinese tea is one of the idea. I saw some pillow they put the tea inside.. and it smell reallyyyy Good…

    Thanks.
    Kai

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