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« on: December 21, 2008 05:11:55 PM »

My sister, like me, almost always have a sour neck and shoulders and so for christmas I decided to make her a heatpack to help soothing the ache.

I started off with making a base out of cotton cloth and un-cooked rice for filling (yes, un-cooked rice is perfect for the purpose- just stick em in the microwave for a while and they'll get to a perfect temperatur):


Then I made a cover for it since I suppose she'll need to wash it once in a while (with two little children in the house things tend to get dirty more than usual):


And this is how it all looks together:




I am content with the result, even though I have now learned that trying to handle rice while sewing was not my thing (broke 3 needles on the machine), and niether was design, embroidery or application....
But nevertheless, as I asid- I'm content.

Any kind of critizism is as always warmly welcomed.
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« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2008 05:57:12 PM »

This is awesome!  I would love to have one just like it....lucky sister!
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« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2008 06:42:45 PM »

A heatpack for neck and shoulders, that can be worn while going about the day -- that sounds just about heavenly. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing your good pictures.
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« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2008 04:11:10 AM »

Awww, thank you guys =) I'm feeling less and less like a failure on them now, and more confident about giving it to her.
You're too sweet =)
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« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2008 09:05:17 AM »

Designing is not your thing! Au contraire, Miss Thing! That looks comfy AND fashionable.

When I steal this idea (and I will!) do you think there's a way to make the rice pockets first, and then fill them?
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« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2008 09:34:33 AM »

scotskipper- if you do steal the idea I'm much curious to see how it turns out so please let me know! =)

And I'm sure you can find some way to make the pockets first, I think the bigegst problem in that case would be actually getting the rice in them and then to stay there. But I'm positivly sure you'll figure that out =)
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« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2008 04:20:30 PM »

What about quilting all the squares closed, then slicing through one layer, filling with rice using a funnel, then just stitching closed the little slit?

I'm thinking that I must have one of these. The regular rectangle ones just don't cut it!

PS I love the Victorian collar look to it, and the embroidered flower design is just stunning. Brilliant job!
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« Reply #7 on: December 24, 2008 11:23:53 AM »

I love this!  what a great idea!
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« Reply #8 on: December 24, 2008 11:44:29 AM »

This is an awesome idea! Your sister will love it, and all the effort.

I've got fibromyalgia and heat helps me so very much, especially on my neck shoulders and back.

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« Reply #9 on: December 24, 2008 04:52:30 PM »

you guys are just too sweet!

My sister did love it, and it suited her very well. I am going to make one for my stepmother and father tomorrow and I dare say I shall try to make the squares before filling them up like you suggested Styx, thanks for the idea =)
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