I got this fab idea from Kristie on her lovely Blog, her instructions are at http://journeynorthof49.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/simpleton-sewing.html I used to have a wheat heat bag but I had never heard of them being made with rice. I decided to make mine smaller, 6 inches square made from scraps, some old jeans and fabric leftover from making a blind, both of which are nice and strong fabrics. Sew around the sides leaving a small gap for filling then turn the right way out. I then sewed around the edges again to make them extra strong. They were then filled to about 2/3rds with supermarket basic range rice, then the gap machined up. I kept my bags plain but you could add a bit of embellishment if you wish.
All you need to do is pop it in the microwave for 1 minute to make them lovely and warm. They are just the right size for hand warmers or I find them really good as little heat pads that can be put under my clothes onto aching muscles and joints. Bliss.
I have made several for my family as stocking fillers. Thank you to Kristie for the lovely idea.
Welcome to Rebecca, Chel and Ariel :)