I had a lot of fun this Christmas making handmade gifts for my my family. We decided this year not to exchange gifts among the adults because it can get a bit pricey but I wanted to do a little something anyway for my sisters.
Lucky for me I had all of the supplies on hand….which were not many: rice, fabric and my trusty sewing machine that I secretly hate because it’s always giving me trouble!!! and I refuse to admit it’s operator error.
I made these adorable heating pads that double as bed warmers.
There was no rhyme or reason to the size, I just took some fat quarters or scrap fabric, cut it down to a decent size, folded it in half with RIGHT sides together and sewed along the long side and on one short side.Iturned it right side out, filled with rice and sewed the open end shut. I sewed it with 2 lines of straight stiches about a 1/4″ apart. Then I took the end that was already sewed shut and sewed 2 lines also to make it all look the same on both ends.
Here is another one that I did and I added a frayed edge ruffle to the center just to change it up.
These made some really great gifts. Here is a label that I made. Feel free to use it. Just right click and save as. 🙂
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