Wednesday, February 10, 2016

How To Make A Neck Warmer with Wheat Berries

Whether the cool weather has you looking for a way to warm up or you carry the weight of the world on your shoulders, this simple neck warmer, filled with wheat berries will warm you right up.


We thought it would be fun to share a different kind of recipe today.  This "recipe" is a very simple sewing project that will have you warm and relaxed in no time.

Supplies:
1/4 yard of fabric
thread in a coordinating color
5-7 c Joseph's Grainery Hard Red Wheat
lavender essential oil (optional)

You can make this any size you want, but to make a neck warmer similar to the one pictured you will want to cut 2 pieces of fabric 32 inches long by 4 inches wide.

Place the two pieces of fabric right sides (printed sides) together.  Pin if needed.  Sew around the rectangle with a 1/4 inch seam allowance, leaving a small hole on one of the short ends.

Turn the fabric right sides out.  If you want, top stitch around the rectangle with a 1/4 inch seam allowance, again leaving a small opening on one side for filling the warmer.

If you want bring a little aromatherapy into your life, you can add 10-20 drops of lavender essential oil to the wheat berries.

Using a funnel, fill the warmer with the wheat berries, making sure not to fill it so full that it won't bend easily to rest around your neck.

Once the neck warmer is filled with the wheat berries you can stitch the hole closed.

Microwave for 1-3 minutes (depending on your microwave).  Use caution when removing the neck warmer from the microwave, as it could be very hot.  Wait until it is cool enough to touch and then place around your neck and relax!


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