Also known as a Rice Pack, Freezer Pack, Cold Pack or First Aid Pack.
It's kept in your freezer and used in a first aid situation when an
ice pack would be called for. Use with plenty of common sense. ;)
This was talked about (in various forms) in the different crafts news
groups during the fall and winter of 1996 - 1997. I've attempted to
assemble the information here, in a semi coherent manner. ;)
Materials and finished size are suggestions only.
NOTE: Instructions are given for a small square ice pack.
- woven material, 2 squares about 6 by 6 inches each
- rice for filling
- matching thread
- Sew Front to Back: Line up the two squares, wrong sides together,
and sew around using a half inch seam allowance, and leaving a small
opening along one side.
- Turn right side out.
- Fill: Fill with rice, but don't overfill. Too much
filling may cause the seams to burst and leaves a firm, nonflexible
pack that won't conform easily to an injured area of the body.
- With small stitches, sew up the opening.
- Be sure to use small stitches to keep your filling from leaking
- The material used should be comfortable against bare skin, such as
a soft cotton flannel or terry cloth.
- If you'd like to make a cover for your ice pack, simply make an
outer "pocket" for it - the same size, but leaving an opening to insert
the frozen ice pack when it's needed.
- You can adjust the size and shape to fit your anticipated needs.
- Keep it in the freezer, ready to use.
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