How-to: Sew a Rice Pillow to Use as a Heating Pad or Cold Pack

top stitch around the perimeter of the pillowWith right sides together, sew around three sides of your rice pillow, leaving one short end unsewn. Clip the corners and turn your pillow right side out.

Top-stitch around the three sewn edges of the rice pillow–when you reach the end of the third side, lift your presser foot, turn the pillow around, and sew your way back to the beginning before back-stitching and clipping your threads. You want your seams to be nice and sturdy!

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