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what about using beans? I thought years ago i had one with beans in it, but not sure. if yes, what type of beans?
I make these with a muslin inner rice holder with three "chambers". I also make several sizes since I have arthritis--back, hands, knees, etc.. For the outer fabric I use flannel. A mix of 1/2 long grain white rice and 1/2 hard red winter wheat makes a good filler. (This suggestion was given to by someone who is no longer in the business. It is a very long lasting mix with multiple trips to the microwave.) Bag should not be overfilled as this will hamper its molding to the affected area.
I made a double-walled holder for my rice pack and filled with aromatic herbs on one end using Velcro closure so I can change/wash the bag when herbs wear out. I grow and dry my own lavender, rosemary, thyme and chamomile so it's a nice touch. DO NOT PUT DRIED HERBS IN MICROWAVE. Oils might overheat and ignite.
I made one of these out of the leg on a pair of my husbands old BDU's and it works great!
Great idea for a more 'manly' rice bag and a great way to recycle those BDUs!
Received one as a gift and absolutely loved it. Have made several as gifts myself. I do use cotton for the bag and then make a slipcover of flannel for the outside. I have heard that 100% cotton is safer in the microwave. Love your pattern.
Many moons ago, I use to make these out of tube socks, fill 2/3-3/4 full of rice, sew the end shut then attach loop handles on each end....great for your back and your neck.....one year I made flannel covers for the. and gave them for Christmas. Like your ideas of making sort of a pillow. Thanks for sharing!
Thanks! I'm glad you like it. :-)
I made a few of these, one for each member of the family, and they are great. Thanks Wendi.
I'm wondering if this will work as an ice bag. I'm always having to ice my knees and the ones in pharmacies are expensive.
Hi Kikismama...just read the comment under the pic where somebody made one and yes she did put it in the freezer for that purpose!
you can make your own ice packs with 2 parts water, one part rubbing alcohol in a sturdy ziplock bag. I double-bag it just in case. The alcohol prevents it from freezing so it can mold around sore feet, ankles, etc. you just can't 'sit on it' lol that would be a mess!
I put my rice pack in a ziplock and freeze it,it works great.
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