Thursday, July 28, 2011

A Little Non-Paper Craft! :)

Hello, hello! I just had to share a little craft I made last week and didnt' share yet. I have been wanting to make one of these little babies for a while and finally got around to it. LOL

Did you guess? It's an ice pack! :) I have had a similar one for YEARS that I love, but it's getting really raggedy. So I went to the one of the local feed stores and bought some "feed grade" corn and sewed this little guy. I had the fabric from another project so the total was about $2.25!

I cut each pattern of fabric into a 9" x 12" rectangle, then folded a 1/4" around all the sides and pressed the fold flat. Then I put the right sides together and sewed a 1/4" in seam around the rectangle, leaving about a 2" opening in the middle of one of the short sides. Turn the bag right side out and fill will about 2 cups of corn. Sew the 2" opening closed, now comes the hard part! LOL To sew the inside seam you have to make sure the corn stays out of the way. I wound up using a small box right next to my sewing machine so that the back could rest on it instead of floping down to the table as I sewed. :)

That's it, and voila! - a reusable ice bag that molds around knees, elbows and what ever body part you need it to. My kids LOVE it and run to use it on even the most tiny boo-boo (even some imaginary ones, I think! LOL).

Thanks for stoping by - be sure to come by on Saturday, I will be participating in a Butterfly Birthday Blog Hop hosted by Sandra from 365 Days of Cricut! :)

Hope to see you there! {{{ HUGS }}}


Laurie said...

What "cool" idea!!! lol Guess I'll be heading out to our local feed store, great idea!!! TFS!!!

Sherry said...

I've done the same thing only I put rice inside of mine. You can heat it up in the microwave too. We use it all the time too. Thanks for sharing your talent with us.

Peggy Sue said...

that is awesome! (If only I sewed it would be even better!)

scrappy critters said...

What do you mean NON-CRAFT?? That is super crafty.. sooo cute!


HappyPlaceJen said...

Great idea, Mel! :) ~Jen

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Super idea! Great fabric!


Sherrie K. said...

What a great idea..your so talented! Love the fabric:)
Sherrie K

Liz Gordon said...

that is awesome! (If only I sewed it would be even better!)


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