*Living in Maine * Winters * Drafty 1880s farmhouses * Windows so old they have pulleys in them * Chilly bedrooms*
Or long story short....inspired by cold.
We love to warm these up to send to bed with our kids. Who wouldn't want to be toasty warm under the covers with a warm rice bag? It, of course, has a little upcycling. The backing and insert are made from an old sheet.
Given someone I know has an intense love for cows, I thought I'd make him a custom rice bag.
Three page pattern to print here.
Cow Rice Bag Instructions
A) Make a rice bag insert and a separate cow patterned slip cover to go over the rice bag (easiest for washing).
b) Make the cow pattern into a beanbag (fewest # of steps).
NOTE: Seam allowances 1/4 inch for cover, 5/8 inch for rice bag insert.
1) Cut out your pieces
-cow print face and two ear pieces
- pink nose and two ear pieces
-two white eyes
-backing-an old sheet is perfect (two pieces for option A, one piece for option B)
2) Pin and applique nose onto face.
3) Use a satin stitch (long zig zag with short length) to applique nose and mouth.
10) For option A, make the rice bag by placing two pieces right sides together. Stitch with 5/8 seam allowance all except 2 inches along outside seam. Turn right side out, fill with rice, hand stitch to close.
I hope you'll make one too! If you do, show me! I'd love to see!