This is heating pad, nekked as a jay bird. It has a plastic cover and
could make me sweat if I use it without a cloth cover.
Off to the dollar store to get a nice 100% cotton
tea towel. This one is in my favorite color, RED,
with pretty color threads running thru it. Its
approx. 20'' x 28'' Perfect size to cover the heating pad.
Looked into my stash of notions and found some Velcro.
Fold towel in half, place heating pad on top.
Trim to fit your pad. Make the cover oversize so when
you go to wash it, it wont shrink too small.
Of course you can prewash it to preshrink too.
Hem the top of the towel if you need too. I didn't have to on
this one because it was just the right size with a little
shrinking room. One less step for me to do.
Evenly space your Velcro and stitch in place.
Stitch up the sides with a 1/4 in seam allowance and zig zag
to finish off the seams. If you have a serger this step will go
faster. Turn inside out and slip over the heating pad.
taaadaaaaa! A new heating pad cover and it cost you less
than a $1.50 to make! Of course you can make a fancy one
by making a mini quilt and do some fancy machine
quilting on it. For me it would make it too thick
and I would not feel the heat. This one is thick enough to
protect my skin, but thin enough for me to enjoy
the heat. I like it! Took less than 20 mins to make
it and get it on the heating pad! I am thinking this
would make cute little sneaky gift. You know, go to a friends house
and leave a little gift without their knowledge and they
find it and wonder where it came from........
Keep On Stitch'n On!