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These bean bag warmers are a great alternative to heating pads. They can be used over and over, heat up quickly in the microwave, and there's no wires or plugs to fuss with.

You will need - fabric, sewing supplies, pinto beans or rice

Step 1: Pick Your Fabric

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Pick a durable cotton for your bean bag. The fuzzy side of sweatshirts work well. If your fabric is thin, fold it in half to double the strength.
Lmou2 days ago

Great instructions! Simple and to the point! I can't wait to make one!


I use cherry stones(Cleaned cherry pits) in my bed warmers because they are machine washable  on gentle cycle.  I save and clean all my cherry pits but you can find them for sale online. 
Awesome idea. Which meat leads me to another idea making the bag with a pillow case on it so you can remove the case and wash that.
Where did you get your chery stones? or was it a cae of eating the cherries first?
hi there

Why not to try


instead of eating kilos of cherries:)

I hope it will help.
lublu4 years ago
love this idea how about some lavender too!! good for helping you get to sleep.i am in england what is feed corn.
seamster5 years ago
Very nice! 

Feed corn is a great alternative you can use for filling.  It holds heat really well, and it's quite cheap--about $10 for a 50-pound bag.
I've been making heat packs with corn for a few years and they are the best, stay warm almost all night in the bed with me - but i havent tried washing them, so i like the idea of the cherry pits by Tomha-the-cat too - must try that soon.
peace, love, art (author)  seamster5 years ago
The first time I ever saw one of these was at a local craft fair. The couple who sold them said that they used feed corn. The feed corn gives off a pleasant aroma as well as moisture. My experience with pinto beans has given the same result except for the aroma. I even think that the pinto bean bags stay warmer longer. Where could I buy feed corn?
Many WalMart stores carry feed corn during hunting season. So does Dick's Sporting stores. Agway is where I bought my 50 lb bag for $7.50 (in New Jersey!) Be sure to microwave the corn three times for three minutes. Let cool between heatings. It kills spores and other buggy critters. Also, place a towel around the corn to absorb some of the moisture those for first few heatings. I have filled cotton tube socks with the corn and tucked them into my bed before bedtime...warm, toasty, great. 
That's true--feed corn does have a distinct aroma!  You can get it at any country-type store that sells animal feed.  However, if you don't live near any rural areas, it might be hard to find.