making: is a self-imposed quest to use up supplies that I have on hand to make things that are pretty, useful or to be enjoyed by someone else! Won't you join me in clearing out the clutter?!
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I am especially happy with this project, (I'll share why in a minute)
today I made a heating bag with a removable cover for my daughter.
To sew a heating bag and a cover you will need:
~ fabric of your choice
~ whole corn
To make the heating bag:
Step 1: cut two pieces of fabric (I have used flannel 9"x6")
Step 2: lay one piece on top of the other and pin together
Step 3: sew a 1/4" seam all around the perimeter leaving a 2" opening, then turn bag inside out
Step 4: fill bag with whole corn* (not popcorn!) I have used 2 cups for this size bag.
To make a cover for the heating bag:
Step 1: cut a front for your heating bag (I have used a 9 1/2"x7" flower fairy panel) and two pieces for the back similar in proportion as the photo. (the two back pieces will overlap to create a closure)
Step 2: on each piece, fold over 1/2" seam twice (to create a 1/4" hem) and sew.
Step 3: position the pieces right sides together, starting with your front piece facing up, then lay one of the back pieces on top facing down, and finally the second back piece on top of the second piece as shown in the photo.
Step 4: pin all of the pieces of fabric together and sew a 1/4" seam around the entire perimeter. Trim corners as shown.
Step 5: turn inside out
Step 6: stuff heating bag inside cover and you are done!
**place heating bag in the microwave for 1 minute or until warm (be careful not to over heat!) Keep away from pets who may chew the bag and frequently check bag for holes where corn may leak out.**
|heating bag on duvet cover|
The two reasons that this project makes me so happy is because of the fabrics that I chose especially for my daughter. This small panel matches the Cicely Mary Barker Flower Fairy fabric that my daughter chose for Gramma to sew her a duvet cover.
So to now have a matching heating bag cover is perfect!
The fabric I used on the back of the heating bag cover was also meaningful as it was a scrap left over from my daughter's favourite pair of Gramma-made flannel pj's.
The white flannel used to make the heating bag also has special meaning to me as it was from one of several much loved receiving blankets that my son toted everywhere as a toddler.
I intend to make more heating bags for the rest of us just as soon as I pick out some fabrics that have special meanings to my son, husband and myself!
Do you have some scraps that you could sew up to make someone feel warm and loved?!
~ joey ~