Monday, March 19, 2012

Hot/Cold Rice Bags

A while back my sister, A, dropped her iPhone in some water. After doing some quick research she found out that if you put the iPhone in rice in a sealed container it will draw out the moisture (this is why you can put some rice in a salt shaker). She was going to throw away the rice after, but I stopped her. No, not to have the rice for dinner, but to use it in a project. Today I finally got around to making two rice bags, using some scrap fabric i had on hand. I actually did not use a tutorial for this, since I find it very simple, so I will provide one for you here.


  • Fabric
  • Sewing machine
  • Thread machine fabric
  • Rice
1. Cut out fabric to your desired size.
2. Pin around the fabric (leaving an opening of 1 inch / 2.5 cm).
3. Sew around all sides (minus the opening).

4. Cut off all corners. 

5. Turn it right side out.
6. Put a funnel into the opening, and fill about 3/4 full of rice.
7. Sew shut the opening.
8. You are now done!
9. Pop it in the microwave or freezer for a hot or cold rice bag.

The two I made are 10x10 cm and 11.5x11.5 cm, which is about 4x4 inches and 4.5x4.5 inches. I put them in the microwave one at a time at 10 sec full heat and found out mine will be microwaved 20 sec and 30 sec.


  1. Nice post. I use rice bags frequently. Did your sisters phone survive?

  2. Thanks, I am thinking of making an eye mask as well with lavender scent.
    My sisters phone is working fine, its a good tips for anyone who drops their phone in water :)


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