There are a few things that you will need to be able to make your heat bag but they are not anything too difficult to source. These include –
- 1/2 meter of canvas fabric (makes 1 heat bag)
- Fabric markers
- pencil or pen
- sewing machine with cotton
- 500g rice or wheat for filling
- needle and thread
Firstly fold over (or double up) your fabric. You can make your heat bag whatever shape you like, however, I think a simple square is the best when getting children involved in the process. Let’s keep things easy to begin with.
After recently visiting a war memorial with his dad, my nephew decided this special moment should be drawn on his heat bag. I thought that was an adorable thought. I wish I could have bottled his beautiful recount of that day. It was very touching to hear his appreciation for soldiers who served our country and the detail of the ceremony.
My lovely niece decided to draw a beautiful garden scene because ‘it makes you happy’.
What more could you want? 🙂
Once they are done it’s important to heat-set the ink so give them a once over with the iron.
Kaitlynne Roil says
Looking forward to making these!!!
Happy Whimsical Hearts says
These are great Kate! I can’t believe how easy you make them look 🙂 I know my kids would love to decorate some, pinning!
Jodie Clarke says
I love making these for gifts but never thought to add the little personalised drawings…what a great idea!Those hearts are so sweet!Pinning now.
I can’t tell you how much I love this idea. My kids will enjoy this so much. I’ve pinned it and I think It’ll be a pin that we’ll actually make. ( Hannah @ Paint On The Ceiling)
Oh these are adorable! Love especially that the kids decorated them. That’s brilliant!
Bekka Joy says
Beautiful Kate!! I lovee this! 🙂 And I REALLY love your niece’s design!! 🙂 Look forward to seeing more sewing projects here!
Heather Ruppel says
I LOVE these. I have one that I would never give away, I only wish I had a sewing machine to make one with my son.
Kylie @ Octavia and Vicky says
So cute, I’m very jealous of your sewing skills 🙂
What a lovely idea and such a great gift idea. I might help the girls make one for Father’s day. He always needs a heat pack!
Laura Flaute says
Such a heart warming gift! And the kids did a beautiful job! Love your blog and started following you. The sections for babies and toddlers are awesome, thank you so much! (I have a 19 months old). They are so lucky to have you as a Mom 😉
Deborah Alter-Rasche says
Gorgeous. Great idea. Now, all I need to do is take my sewing machine out of the box and learn how to use it. haha. 🙂
What a lovely idea to have the kids draw on them! We love our heat bags and these would make lovely sibling gifts that my kids could make!