Perfect for aching joints or warmth on a cold day, and really easy to make!

Step 1: Materials

You're going to need:
Thread (I'm using gutermann sew all)
Filling (Rice/Wheat/Feed corn/Buckwheat hulls/Barley/Oatmeal/Beans/Flax seed/Cherry pits)
Two pieces of a 100% cotton material roughly 14cm wide and 50cm long.

Essential oil (I've used lemon scent)

Because this project will be going in the microwave, a material that won't melt in heat is essential. For that reason I've specified 100% cotton. My favourite is flannel/flannelette/winceyette as this has a soft and slightly cosy texture while still being cotton.

"Fat eighths" are particularly good for this sort of project, especially when you have a lot of them in your stash.
<p>I have made several through the years but never added any scents. Does the scent last? Mine just smell like rice.</p>
<p>Made one a bit differently. Used muslin for the inner bag and made an outer bag out of flannel and sewed velcro for a quick way to be able to wash the liner.</p>
<p>good call on the muslin! Does it heat well? I don't like the idea of using plastic.</p>
<p>good muslin is 100% cotton and can be used in cooking. But the Velcro is plastic synthetic. Maybe a drawstring closure with cotton cord would work?</p>
Thank you so much for all the great instructions! I love the the results! My first completed Instructable!
<p>Hmmm.. I already got a store bought bag, but I sure could prettify it with a fleece lining ... Thanks !</p>
<p>So cute, I LOVE owls! I have been meaning to make a heat bag for some time but haven't gotten around to it. You have inspired me to make finally make one!! :)</p>
<p>Great job - love these things :) Have a few at home and can't survive without them in the winter.</p>

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