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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Rice Neck Warmer

Ever notice how Dad's are the hardest to buy presents for, well it turns out they are the hardest to make presents for too. I had a hard time deciding what to make my father for his birthday. But I came up with this rice neck warmer. I made it big enough so that it can be a back warmer too.

This is an upcycled project- made from old t-shirts that are being stored to be made into a t-shirt quilt eventually. I like the way it turned out and it works really well as a neck warmer. So here is the basic how to:

Cut a rectangle out of two pieces of fabric. Like I said before- I wanted mine to be big enough that you can use it as a back heating pad too.

Cut out whatever decorations you want- I decided to do a black lab applique (my Dad has a black lab named Blue) and some stripes.

Position the decorations and sew them in place.

Sew the two rectangles right sides together- make sure and leave a hole to fill with rice. Turn right side out.

Using a funnel fill with plain rice- leave enough room that it can fold easily.

Sew it shut!

Since this one was rather large I heated it 2 minutes in the microwave and it felt great. I used it on my neck while writing this post and I think I may just have to make one for myself too!!

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LrSchwtz said...

This is a great project. It would be such a nice gift. I'd love for you to stop by www.laughloveandcraft.com and link up to my Share the Wealth Wednesday Link Party! I'm your newest follower!

Jessica@SewHomegrown said...

Super cute and you're right guys are sooo hard to make stuff for! I love the little dog on it! I'll be featuring you tomorrow in my Follower Fridays on Facebook. Thanks for following Sew Homegrown!

Miss Kitty said...

What a GREAT gift idea! How much rice would you say you used? I was just wondering how much to get to do a project like this. I saw your post over at "Crafty Scrappy Happy".

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Erin of HomeSavvyAtoZ.com said...


This is a super cute idea! My father is impossible to shop and make for as well. This is great! Thanks again for linking up at Savvy HomeMade Monday!

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