How to Make a Wheat Heating Pad Ingredients for this project:
Any thick material (this project calls for 18",but you can make heating pad any size you want) sewing machine or needle and thread Flax seed or wheat Essential oil *optional
We have all seen those microwave heating pads selling in stores for big bucks, and I always thought "Boy I wish I knew how to make one" They look so easy to make.
It's pretty easy to make a wheat bag heating pad - all you need is some strong material like cotton, canvas or tartan, as long as there's no give in it, so it doesn't stretch! Keep in mind, it needs to be pretty thick so when wheat is heated (and it gets pretty hot) that you don't burn yourself.
Once you pick your material, cut a square about 18" each side and fold it in half so it's inside out. It will be oblong shape. Stitch down one short side and long side. A sewing machine works best as you need short stitches close together, so wheat doesn't come out. If you stitch by hand go over it again to make sure stitches are tight. Next, turn it right way in so seam is on inside. You will need to buy some Flax seed or Wheat. They need to be whole kernel. Fill bag about 1/2 way, then stitch one side that is left, sealing it tight.
If you are handy with sewing, and don't mind a little extra work, you might want to divide bag into sections. Maybe in 4- put in 1/4 of your seeds then stitch bag 1/4 of way up, drop in another 1/4 of seeds and stitch those in, repeating for rest, so you will have 4 compartments full of seeds, instead of one big one. Then you will have seeds fairly distributed throughout your hand made heating pad! This isn't necessary- but a great tip.