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.
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.