Make Your Own Heat Socks
Nancy Medeiros in San Diego, CA - firstname.lastname@example.org:
HEAT SOCK DIRECTIONS
- Tube Sock-about 21" long (sports
- Cotton Material - about 27"x 8
1/2" (or some light-weight material that's comfy to
the skin and can be put in a microwave)
- Rice - 1 bag (the heavy kind, not that
light-weight Uncle Ben's or 3-minute stuff, the kind in
the bags, I don't think it matters if it's white or
- Velcro - 6 inches
- Sewing Machine (or needle and thread will
- Scissors or Rolling Cutter
- STEP 1 - With your 27" x 8-1/2"
material, at one end, fold fabric on one side only, about
1" down, wrong sides together. Press with iron and
sew accross, like you're making a cuff.
- STEP 2 - Cut your 6" piece of velcro
into two 3" pieces. Center the 2 pieces on the
"cuff" area, one after the other, and sew them
in place, leaving enough room to make a fold on one side
and a seam on the other when we begin the next step.
- STEP 3 - Fold the fabric lengthwise, right
sides together, matching up all edges and corners.
(Velcro sides should be facing out, on top and bottom.)
Begin sewing 1/4" seam allowance from fold at bottom
across, then continue sewing the length part all the way
to the top of the "cuff".
- STEP 4 - Turn right side out, and you
should have a holder for your heat sock with a velcro
- STEP 5 - Take your tube sock and fill it
about halfway up.
- STEP 6 - Sew the opening of the sock
together at least twice to ensure complete closure.
- STEP 7 - Put your sock into the sock
holder and press the velcro together.
- STEP 8 - Put it in your mircrowave for
about 3 minutes. Take it out and put it on your neck or
- STEP 9 - Lay back and relax. (Supposed to
last about 3 hours. Don't put sock in an oven, ONLY A
- STEP 10 - Send Nancy an email at email@example.com and tell her, "I did it! I did it! How
much do I owe you?!" Aaaaahaha
You can make your own variations of this and if
you want and need a little extra cash, you can make them for your
support groups or give them as gifts. It doesn't take very long
to make at all. I enjoy helping others and I know most of us FMS
people are poor. So if I saved you a buck here or there I'm happy
to know I've helped. Oh and if you have a Wal-Mart in your area,
they have the best prices for the materials needed.
And yes, you can make various other designs to
fit your back, or over your eyes for sleep, or on your legs,
etc.... You've just got to be inventive.
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