Homemade Microwaveable Heating Pad

Need to make your own homemade heating pad that you can use to cover your shoulders or other sore parts of your body? Here’s how to sew one yourself!

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This project takes about 30 minutes from start to finish. I even made a nice little cover for mine, so if it gets dirty, I can toss the cover in the wash.

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Start with two pieces of cotton flannel fabric. Make sure you are using cotton and make sure it doesn’t have any metallic in the fabric; otherwise, your microwave will not be happy with you.


For the heating pad, folding the fabric is half the long way (so now it’s 22 inches by 8 inches folded over) with the wrong sides out.


Make a mark with a fabric pencil every 5 1/2 inches. This will help you sew in a straight line the 4 different sections of the heating pad.


Fill the bottom of the heating pad bag with 1 1/2 cups of rice. Sew along the first line you made.