When I was at the chiropractor on Tuesday he said that a wheat bag would be a good idea to put on various sore bits :)
I had a wee wander around town to look for one but then I thought eh!? why on earth am I thinking of buying one? I have a huge amount of fabric and after a wee online search found out that you can fill them with all sorts of things -
- Uncooked rice
- Feed corn
- Buckwheat hulls
- Flax seed
- Cherry pits
You can also put various smelly things in them
- lavender, rose petals, ground cloves, nutmeg, ginger, rosemary, cinnamon, peppermint oil, crushed mint...
So this morning I trotted off to the Pip ...
I actually used a bit of a vintage sheet.
Here's what I had- the sheet - I made a rectangular one because I need it to sort of sit over my shoulder. Some lavender oil cos I love the smell, the rice and a funnel to get the rice into the bag!
(even using a funnel I also needed a vacuum cleaner to suck up all the rice I spilled everywhere)
You sew the fabric together - I did a double seam - but leave around an inch so that you can get the rice, or whatever filling you use, in.
Once you've half to three quarters filled the bag just hand sew up the hole.
And voila - a wee wheat/rice bag, finished and doing its stuff in around 10 minutes. And all for the price of half a bag of rice - not bad, I think.
and the best thing - it really helps.
oh I heated mine in the microwave for one minute. It's suggested that you don't leave it while it's heating in case it goes on fire or something!
I used this blog for inspiration - Sew. Cook. Laugh. Live