It’s been pretty cold around here the past few weeks and with the cold comes (lots) of tea, lots of wrapping up in my favorite wool blanket, and my favorite rice bag. Warm, cozy, and an easy fix for those days when that extra pair of socks doesn’t seem to cut it, my rice bag is the perfect way to stay warm.
Making your own rice bag is also quite the easy DIY. With only a few minutes to cut out the fabric, three straight lines on the sewing machine, and a bag of rice, this DIY is a great way to add some warmth to the cold winter days.
Ready for the easiest DIY ever?
Step One: pick out a sweet fabric to use!
Step Two: cut out the fabric. I cut my fabric into a rectangle 16 inches wide by 21 inches long.
Step Three: fold the fabric into half long ways and…
…pin the sides together.
Step Four: sew the sides of fabric, making sure to leave at least 3 inches open on one end so that you can flip the rectangle inside out. I also made sure to reinforce each corner by backstitching each corner.
Step Four: clip the corners. This makes it easier to get a sharp corner when you flip the whole thing inside out.
Step Five: Flip the whole thing inside out. Then fill it up with rice! I used an entire 16 ounce bag of white rice for this.
Step Six: Stitch the opening closed. I chose to hand stitch it closed to hide the stitches, but it is easy enough to use the sewing machine to close the opening as well.
Seriously, it’s a pretty simple DIY and oh, is the end product ever so lovely! I really love my rice bag and I hope you love yours!