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How to make a lavender heat pack

These lavender heat packs are great for warming up your hands (you can also make little square palm sized ones for that too!) or for helping to sooth aching muscles and helping you to relax. They are really simple to make!

I used a tartan fabric that I had as it’s nice and soft and also great for Christmas!

1. Cut out 2 rectangles of fabric with the right sides together (I used a template 15cm x 20cm) which makes the bag quite a good size to put in the microwave but you could make any size or shape!

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2. Pin the 2 pieces, with the right sides together and sew all the way around, but leave a gap (about 6cm) so that you can turn your bag the right way, I trimmed the edges with pinking shears to stop them from fraying too.

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3. Turn the bag the right way and poke the corners with a the end of a pencil, it might be a good idea to give the bag a little press too!

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4. For the filling of the bag you can use uncooked rice, buckwheat or barley and about a tablespoon of lavender for each one.

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5. Using a funnel (I made a makeshift one using card!) fill your bag with the rice and lavender until it is about 3/4 full

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6. Sew up the opening using a handstitch or a top stitch, I put a lace trim along the edge too and that’s it your lavender bag is ready to use!

HEATING INSTRUCTIONS:

– Put the lavender bag onto a microwavable plate
– Heat for 30 seconds at first, test to see how warm it is then heat in further 30 second intervals to make sure the heat pack doesn’t get too hot!
– And enjoy!

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