Tuesday, June 1, 2010


It's winter here in Australia! Now while you have the sewing machine out making those cute baby burp cloths, you can make winter warmers for the kids.

* cute fabric. I just bought a package of pre cut squares, but you use any fabric and cut your own.


*Sewing Machine

*Bag of Whole Feed Corn {size depending on how full you want your corn pack}

*Velcro {optional}

Corn stays warm for longer than any other filler but you can use wheat if you prefer. Sprinkled with a few drops of lavender if desired.


*Cut fabric 25cm by 40cm or size according to your choice.

*Fold in half with right sides together & sew leaving a gap at end to fill your bag.

*Turn inside out (so right side is facing out)

*Iron - taking care to tuck the open side under so its easy to sew after filling.

*fill with corn or wheat being careful not to over fill. It should just lie reasonably flat.

*Now add corn or wheat

*Sew up the side with opening. I top stitched around the whole bag but that is up to you.

How to use this Winter Warmer corn pack:

1. To Heat: Microwave for 2-4 min {depending on the amount of corn} It will retain heat for 1-3 hours.

2. To Chill: Place in a Ziploc type bag and throw it in the freezer for 1 hour. It will stay cold for about 30 min.

These are great for stress, tension, muscle aches and pains. They make a great cold compression as well. But for me.. they serve their purpose best for warming my kids when they are curled up in bed or snuggled up with their blankets during book reading.
They are easy enough for the kids to make as a sewing project as well.

1 comment:

Fiona said...

Where do you get your energy???
Looks like fun!