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

fill the pillow with dried riceFill your rice pillow about 3/4 full of dried rice. Use either the wide-mouthed funnel that you use when canning or a large spoon or ladle, because it’s annoying to pick dried rice off of the outside of your fabric when you’re finished.

Feel free to customize your rice pillow at this point. You can use organic dried rice, for instance, or you can add dried herbs, such as lavender or eucalyptus. These herbs will scent your pillow when heated for its first several uses, but be warned that their scent will eventually fade.

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