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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Sectioned Microwave Rice Filled Neck Warmer/Heating Pad

I've come a long way from the simple neck warmers I made for my gift baskets in 2008. I actually started my first Etsy store and put these up. I made these for my craft show in December, thought they would make nice gifts. I made these with rice and they are sectioned so the rice doesn't fall to one side and leave an empty area inside the warmer. I am having a lot of fun making these and I am using that little sewing machine my sister Victoria Lavender gave me back in 2008.  I decided to make matching drawstring bags for mine and don't see anybody doing this on Etsy. Makes them much more attractive as a gift. Selling them for $15 each on my Etsy Store KraftsByKemi.  I'll be lucky to sell any because there are about 5,000 other neck warmer products on Etsy, but who knows?

UPDATE:  I have sold over 50 of these since my Etsy store went up end of October 2014.  Seems I was found through the other 5,000 similar products, very cool!  I also purchased a bigger/better sewing machine in December to keep up with the orders!


This little sewing machine is working great.  I thought about purchasing a newer, better one, but I'm not much on sewing so why, when this is doing the job. 

Just made this one tonight and I love the pattern.  Had trouble with the little sewing machine tonight and almost threw it in the trash.  But I finally figured out the problem and was sewing again.  If this thing isn't threaded exactly right it goes all haywire.  It looks larger in the photos, it's actually only 9" high and 10" wide.


  1. They sure are cute and I bet it feels wonderful on the neck! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  2. Love all your creative ideas. Microwavable heating pads with organic fillers are a wonderful way to soothe sore muscles or just warm up on a cold day.i have had a corn bag that a friend made for me 15 years ago, I love it, use it all the time!