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Handsewn rice warming pads: a nice Xmas present

Ok, I seriously thought I couldn't stand a single chance...

...but determination is one of my characteristics and with only two tries* I think I managed to obtain a fairly good imitation of a commercial warming pad!

*after the first try I realised that it was impossible to hand sew a double folded piece of cotton (4 layers) with a very thin needle and without a thimble, so I've undone the whole thing and started again from scratch (Repetita juvant!)

I have used a cotton fabric stripe and the basmati rice as filling! 
As first test I've warmed the pad in the microwave at 800/1000 W for one minute: IT WORKS !!!



To make the pad look as a perfect present, fold it and wrap a satin ribbon around (do not put satin ribbons in the microwave, see my post on the Burning test).




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