Materials you’ll need:
- fabric (100% cotton, so it doesn’t melt in the microwave)
- sewing machine and thread
- dried cherry pits (I’ve also seen them filled with dried rice, corn or buckwheat. I just love the cherry pits, tough!)
The amount of cherry pits and the size of the fabric depends on how big you want your heating pillow to be. The size of my fabric was about 7 1⁄2″ x 11″ and I used roughly 2 pounds of cherry pits.
- Cut two pieces of fabric in the desired size, facing them right side together.
- Sew each side, with 1⁄4″ seam allowance. Leave the 4th side open about 1 1/2″, so you can turn it inside out easily. You can also go around each side with a cross stitch to keep the fabric from unraveling.
- Turn the fabric right side out.
- Push out the corners to make them sharp.
- Fill the cherry pits, about halfway full, into the little opening.
- Close the open side of the pillow with your sewing machine.