I’ve wanted to try this pattern I found on Pinterest for sometime. When I was asked to make a neck and shoulder heat pack I thought now was a great time to try it out.
I really like how this one has the chambers for the rice to sit in and not move about. How many times have you picked up a heat pack and had all the filling fall to the bottom. The tutorial done by Alissa is really simple to follow. I’ve made heat packs before but I’ve never made a shaped one before. When I make heat packs I like to have an outer cover that is washable over mine so I followed Alissa’s tutorial than made an additional cover.
To get the round neck shape I found a plastic plate came in handy for the curve. The calico piece next to it was the piece I cut away.
Once I finished filling the chambers of the heat pack I measured it to see the finished size. I first made the outer case following the same steps as in making a regular rectangle pillowcase. To cut the neck area I then placed my heat pack over the top and traced a chalk mark around the inner neck area this was my finished size line. From that mark I did a second chalk line about 3/4’s of an inch in which was my cutting line. All my seams on this outer case were just straight stitch followed by an overcast stitch on the raw edge.
I tried not to make this too heavy. It weights 2kg which isn’t too bad. I fill my heat packs with rice and lavender.
The weblink was to http://www.craftyendeavor.com but unfortunately I don’t think the site is active anymore.
11 thoughts on “Shoulder Heat Pack”
My hubby needs one of these!
You should make one, they look complicated but really it isn’t
Love your fabric for the cover, will make one for my sis!
Can you post the link for the heat pad with chambers? It won’t take me to that website. Thank you!
Hi Jackie the website was http://www.craftyendeavor.com but I don’t think it is running anymore sadly as when I tried it now I got a message saying the site can’t be found.
Hi there, love the shoulder wheatbags. Are you able to provide the measurements for the shape please?
Hi, sorry I am unable to as I made it to give away and don’t have it anymore. You could just measure your back for the width and your shoulders to make up a pattern that way
Thank you for replying, will take your suggestion and try doing that.
Going to try this. This week. Thank you so much for the tutorial!
You’re welcome 😀