For the LARGE – 1 piece of muslin 6.5″ x 40″
or if you don’t have a piece that big, use 2 pieces that are 6.5″ x 20.5″ and sew them together at one of the narrow ends to get one big 40″ piece)
For the SMALL – 1 piece of muslin 6.5″ x 20″
Then sew up the LONG sides. DON’T stitch up the 4th side!
I use a serger first and then stitch up the seams with my sewing machine. I think this reinforces the edges a little better. If you don’t have a serger, you can add a zig zag around the edges if you like. A little extra stitching to prevent a rice catastrophe never hurt anyone. :)
|Look…you still have an open side!|
For the LARGE pack you need 3.5 lbs of white rice (not instant!).
For the SMALL pack you only need 1.5 lbs.
Add the essential oil of your choice. I used Eucalyptus. For the large pack I used about 25 drops and for the small one I used 12. But use your own judgement depending on how strong of a scent you want and which oil you are using. I bought my oil at Hobby Lobby in the candle/soap making section, but anywhere that has candle/soap stuff would probably carry a few scents at least.
For the LARGE – one 14″ x 21″ piece of fabric for the main part and one 8″ x 14″ piece for the edge
- For the SMALL – one 14″ x 11″ piece of fabric for the main part and one 6″ x 14″ piece for the edge
FYI – I am using the paisley fabric for the main part and the orange fabric for the edge.
|What the fabric looks like if you are making the LARGE size|
|What the fabric looks like if you are making the SMALL size|
First, place the edge piece right side up and match up the 14″ sides of the fabric, right sides together.
Once the A,C seam is sewn, turn it inside out.
Notice now how you have no seams for the edge of the case and it is nice on both sides of the main fabric! If you have made pillowcases and haven’t done it like this you have been missing out!
Iron out the edge piece on both sides and put a 1/4″ seam thorough it (on the edge side, not the main side). This just helps hold it in place.
Here are the two different sizes:
And that’s all there is to it. Like I said, these are really simple to whip up and would be great gifts! I read somewhere that you can also freeze them and use them as cold packs, but I haven’t tried it yet. Let me know if any of you have.
Until later, happy sewing!
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