DIY: Up Cycled No Sew Heat Pack

Sometimes you just need a little heat to feel better.  Whether it’s a stiff neck, sore back, earache bumps or bruises a nice heat pack can have you feeling better in no time.  If you need a heat pack in a pinch you can easily upcycle an old shirt, some fabric scraps or any other microwave resistant fabric and throw together a No Sew Heat Pack in no time.

We chose sea salt because it holds heat a long time and is easiest to acquire filling over cherry pits , rice or Epsom Salts. Please note that NOT all fabric can withstand microwave oven heating so be sure to use a natural fabric that will not melt. Acetates, polyester and other synthetic fabrics should be considered not-microwaveable and not to be used in your No Sew Heat Pack.

sea salt heat pack

You’ll Need the following items for your No Sew DIY Heat Pack

  • Fabric 6” x 6”
  • 12” x 1” ribbon
  • Rubber Band or hair tie ( no metal )
  • 1 Cup rice

1) Lay the 6”x6” fabric face down

2) Place 1 cup of Rice  in the center of your  fabric
Draw up the 4 corners and then sides

3) Band it tightly with the rubber band so no rice can leak out
Cover the rubber Band with ribbon and tie in a bow

To heat your pack place it on a microwave safe dish and heat for 30-45 seconds in the microwave.  For moist heat Microwave a shallow bowl of water to boiling in the microwave .  Once boiling place your New Sew heat pack on a plate in the microwave too and continue to microwave for 45 seconds. . Always test that the pack isn’t hot enough to burn your skin before applying it and never leave the No Sew Heat Pack unattended in the microwave while heating.

sea salt heat pack


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