Self Care

How To Make A Rice Pouch

Rice bags are a simple and effective way to relieve muscle tension and pain, especially when heated up. These bags are typically filled with rice and can be microwaved or heated in an oven. They are often used for sore muscles, cramps, or just to keep warm on a chilly night.

While you can easily purchase rice bags from a store, making your own DIY rice bag is a fun and easy project that you can do at home. In this blog post, we’ll guide you through the steps of creating your own DIY rice bag.

Materials Needed:

  • Fabric (preferably cotton or flannel)
  • Rice (uncooked)
  • Sewing machine or needle and thread
  • Scissors
  • Funnel (optional)

Step 1: Cut the Fabric

The first step is to cut your fabric to the desired size. We recommend cutting two pieces of fabric to create a double-layered bag. The size of your fabric will depend on how big you want your rice bag to be. The standard size is around 10 inches by 6 inches, but you can adjust this based on your preference.

Step 2: Sew the Fabric Together

Once you have cut your fabric, place the two pieces together with the good side facing inwards. Sew around three sides, leaving one side open. This will create a pocket where you can put the rice. Use a sewing machine or needle and thread to ensure that the bag is tightly sealed.

Step 3: Fill the Bag with Rice

Next, you need to fill the bag with rice. You can do this by pouring the rice directly into the bag or by using a funnel to make it easier. Be sure to leave enough room at the top so that you can sew the final side shut. You can add a little lavender oil to help calm and relax you while you’re getting that relief.

Step 4: Sew the Final Side Shut

After filling the bag with rice, it’s time to sew the final side shut. Make sure to tightly seal the bag to prevent any rice from spilling out. You can also double-stitch the final side to ensure that it is secure.

Step 5: Heat and Use

Your DIY rice bag is now complete! To use it, simply place it in the microwave for 1-2 minutes, or in the oven at 300 degrees Fahrenheit for 10-15 minutes. Be sure to check the temperature of the bag before using it to avoid burning yourself. Once heated, place the bag on the area of your body that needs relief.


Making your own DIY rice bag is a simple and fun project that you can do at home. With just a few materials and some basic sewing skills, you can create a useful tool for relieving muscle tension and pain. Whether you’re using it for yourself or giving it as a gift, a DIY rice bag is a practical and thoughtful item that anyone can appreciate.

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