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I’ve got an easy beginner sewing project for you today. Heat Packs make an easy gift for a neighbor, friend, or teachers. This is also a great way to use up fabric from your stash! You don’t need to many supplies and I made seven in a couple of hours. Here is what you need to get started.

  • Fabric – My bags measure 7 inches by 10 inches
  • Rice – A 5 pound bag will fill up two heat packs
  • Lavender Essential Oil – (I use Young Living)
  • Sewing Machine, Thread, Scissors, Pins….all the fun things you need to sew.

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Start by mixing about 5 to 6 drops of lavender oil into a glass bowl of rice. Mix the rice with a spoon and set aside.

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Start by cutting your fabric. I used two different fabrics for my bags. My measurements are 7 inches by 10 inches but you can make them any size you want.

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Place the right sides together and pin all the way around.  You will want to leave a two inch hole at the top to put the rice in. Go ahead and sew all the way around the heat pack remembering to leave that hole.

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Fill the bag with rice. Don’t fill it all the way up with rice. You want a little wiggle room! I filled mine a little over half full.

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I fold the two ends closed. Then, close up the seam by sewing it together on your machine. Remember to back stitch to keep it secured.

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I made up some of these tags to attach to my heat pack. You can download your copy here:

Lavender Heat Tags Download

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I tied them up with some jute and they are ready to be given out!

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They smell so good and I even made one for myself to keep. I needed a new one! That’s all it takes to create a warm and cozy heat pack!

Enjoy.

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