The corn in the bags I use is called dried indian corn or its also known as feed corn. I buy a 40lb. bag at Walmart. Only certain Walmarts sell it. This is NOT popcorn. This corn doesn't pop. Some folks use rice, but I personally don't like it as it doesn't hold the heat as long. I have a rice filled bag at work for those bad times, and it only stays warm about
30 min at most. My corn bags stay hot for a few hours.
I buy about
1 yard of a dark cotton fabric (this makes about
10 bags), fill the bag (approx 8 1/2" x 11") about
3/4 full and then sew it up. It is a square shape with a bottom seam and two side seams and then after filling sew up the top. This size is perfect for me because it lays across my stomach or side which ever is bothering me the most. You can find the patterns online. And you can make them any size you want. Some folks make skinny tubes shaped ones to wrap around your neck if your neck is sore etc. They also make great gifts. I have given them to co workers and they love them. Hope that helps.
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease & Anxiety/Panic
Crohn's Disease for over 34 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium, Vit D, and Xanax prn. Resections in 2002 & 2005. Also diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, & Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!