ONE of my projects on my "To Do List" is to make bags with herbs and dried seeds/ grains/ cherry pits... and use HOT or COLD for my achy body
These make great gifts, too!
I first saw wheat bags for sale at a bizarre in Germany - for $14 It was 2 small, rectangular pieces of fabric that had been sewn together, leaving an opening to "turn", and then stuffed with wheat, then sewn shut.
I decided to make these for Christmas gifts that year. Former seamstress, I had LOTS of scrap fabrics...
I decided to sew a row of stiches on the turned bag, every few inches, so the grain didn't "shift" , but rather, stayed in that part of the bag.
Nothing fancy, just turned the rectangles through the opening, pressed the edges, then put a row of stitches every few inches, not sewing all the way to the edges, so the grain could make its way to all the sections.
I used a funnel and a big bowl to fill the bags, then sewed the opening shut with my sewing machine. No hand sewing involved.
- some people use rice, or cherry pits, flax seeds, whatever "grain" you have on hand.
I bought one of these for a gift for my dh that had dried lavender and rice in it. The rice has all but disintegrated over time...
I found several places online that sell these with various herbs - which I ordered, and the flax seeds, in bulk
I am in a Buying Club, where we order lots of things - often in bulk- and "split" items - so we have the opportunity to buy small quantities of items at a "bulk" price - and "wholesale" price = win- win!
You might consider asking friends, family, co-workers, church family... if there is interest in putting together an order and "Split" items that you want - so you don't have half a pound to use up.