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  • show me 2 commented on orangeberry12's instructable Rice Bag Heating Pack3 years ago
    Rice Bag Heating Pack

    You made a very attractive bag and outer piece. I have been making bags like this for 20 years and I have made a lot of them in many different shapes. I started because I had broken my tibia, it is was a great help when the knee got sore. The first bag I tried belonged to a friend. It was a big square and filled with dried corn. I made many out of dried beans and finally settled on rice. The long one, similar to yours is the favorite shape, although mine is closer to 6" x 18" finished. The biggest change is that I divide the bag into three sections. I have it sewn into a tube and pour 1/3 of the rice in. I then sew that section shut and continue two more times. This helps the bag stay where you put it bigger. When I tried to put a bag with no sections on my knee, ...

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    You made a very attractive bag and outer piece. I have been making bags like this for 20 years and I have made a lot of them in many different shapes. I started because I had broken my tibia, it is was a great help when the knee got sore. The first bag I tried belonged to a friend. It was a big square and filled with dried corn. I made many out of dried beans and finally settled on rice. The long one, similar to yours is the favorite shape, although mine is closer to 6" x 18" finished. The biggest change is that I divide the bag into three sections. I have it sewn into a tube and pour 1/3 of the rice in. I then sew that section shut and continue two more times. This helps the bag stay where you put it bigger. When I tried to put a bag with no sections on my knee, the rice would shift and the bag will fall. I often use fleece for the outer bag. The bags can get pretty hot and fleece protects from discomfort on my skin. And finally I started making them with used jeans or flannel etc.

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