Warm Winter Wheat Bags

Added Jul 27, 2011

by froggypondd

Hamilton, New Ze...

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Living in a student city, many of the houses and flat around the university are not very well insulated or heated. After making a wheat bag for my boyfriend, I decided to make several of these for my other friends who are also freezing their butts off while trying to improve their education. I made medium sized wheat bags, giving my friends the option of what material they wanted by posting a photo on my facebook, and charging them $5 for the wheat.

This was the simplest project to make and I really have to stress that ANYONE could do this. It was a little tricky getting the size right. I knew I only wanted to use about 0.5kg per bag and my first one ended up having a little bit attached to the end to make it the right size.

Because not just my friends should experience the wonderfulness of snuggling up to one of these on a cold winter’s day, I have written up some instructions as to how I did it and made a pattern for the perfect wheat bag.

Enjoy!

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

Season
Winter, Fall
For
Home/Deco
Garment Type
Other
Material
Cotton, Linen, Wool

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    Aug 8, 2012, 08.43 PMby cookieclaygirl

    Very cool! When I was in grad school, my friend had these and I’ve been meaning to make them. She also had some filled with lavender that she would keep by her bed and it smelled fabulous…thanks for the share! :)

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    Aug 3, 2011, 06.43 PMby erin

    Thanks, I’m definately going to make some of these for next winter!!!

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    Aug 2, 2011, 10.24 AMby erin

    Such a good idea! What kind of wheat did you take? And how do you warm it up?

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      Aug 3, 2011, 08.27 AMby froggypondd

      Organic hard wheat (which is all it says on the packet). I just asked in the shop for wheat and the lady said “for wheat bags? You want this one…”

      The wonderful microwave! Two minutes and it’s perfect!

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Patterns for this Project

Burdastyle

http://burdastyle.com//projects/warm-winter-wheat-bags