I know there are lots of tutorials for similar items in all different sizes all over the net. This are simply how I make mine. Cold, these are basically sacks filled with plain white uncooked rice. When you warm them up in the microwave, they become toasty warm little nuggets of heaven.
I make mine extra large so they stay nice and heated through most of the night. Want to make one for yourself? Here's the skinny on how to get them done quick and cute.
Take two rectangles (mine are 9x13) place them right sides together and sew around 3 sides.
Tips and Tricks:
- I like to make mine assembly line style, so when I sit down to make them, I normally make 4-5 at a time. I 'chain piece' all the seams so I don't have to stop as often.
- I also pick up the huge bags of the cheapest rice I can find at the store to make them as inexpensively as possible.
- In a pinch? Use fat quarters to totally eliminate any cutting at all. Just fold them in half hamburger style and go to town!
These would make great gifts for anyone for anytime, but they are my favorite gift to give as 'get well' gifts. Put one of these in a basket with muffins, and I think they make a better gift then roses. So tell me-- what is the weather like where you are this time of year?