Sew a Heating Pad
Beginner | 13 min 8 sec
Sew a Heating Pad
Taught by Sanae Ishida
Author, illustrator, and sewist Sanae Ishida is a maker of many things. In this class, she guides you through sewing a cozy heating pad with rice filling. This project is based on the heating pad from Sanae's book Sewing Happiness, and she designed this larger version to be able to wrap around your neck, shoulders, abdomen, and wherever you need some soothing warmth.  This is a quick and easy project - no pattern necessary. Learn how to measure and cut your fabric, sew straight lines with a sewing machine, create channels in the heating pad to ensure the filling remains evenly distributed, and finish the project with hand-sewing. Bear in mind that due to the amount of rice filling, this neck warmer is fairly weighty. It’s a comforting weightiness, though, and with a few drops of soothing essential oils and a minute or two in the microwave, you’ll create your own spa experience. Finished measurements are approximately 36" x 6".
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Sewing machine and coordinating thread
  • Funnel or a piece of paper you can roll up
  • Measuring cup
  • Point turner or chop stick
  • 1/2 yard of natural fiber fabric (avoid metallics)
  • Iron and ironing surface
  • Hand sewing needle
  • 6-8 cups of rice or beans
  • Marking tool
  • Fabric shears
  • Paper scissors and snips
  • Seam ripper
Learn how to:
  • Sew a heating pad
  • Draft a basic heating pad pattern
  • Sew woven fabric with straight seams on a sewing machine
  • Add channels
  • Sew the slip stich by hand
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Sew a Heating Pad Reviews
57 users recommended this class to a friend
Bassey Antia
Very educative
May 8
Teresa Frederickson
Very detailed and helpful class
May 7
Barb Jensen
This is on my list to make before next fall.
April 17, 2024