Bed Buddy

Warning- if you make this you may become completely addicted and carry it around like a baby. My mom wants to get a baby sling for hers:) Seriously all jokes aside- let me introduce you to:

   

This super warm bag of corn (yup doesn’t sound eloquent, but that’s what it is) will pre-heat your bed, soothe sore muscles, and even let you stick your ice cold feed on it in the middle of the night!

Ready to get started? Here’s what you’ll need:
  • 4 cups Feed corn (NOT pop corn. You can find it at farm type stores)
  • 1/3 yard fabric or 2 washcloths
  • Sewing Machine
1. Measure out your corn and put it in something with an easy pour spout. Cut your fabric into a nice long rectangle- mine measured 10×24″, but you can play around with the size (If you’re using washcloths skip ahead)
2. If you want to add a little extra something to your bed buddy applique on an initial or something fun
3. With your fabric right sides together sew around the edges leaving a 3″ish gap, so you can pour the corn in. I went around once with a straight stitch and then around again in zig-zag to reinforce it. 

4. Flip right side out, fill with corn and then topstitch the opening shut. Enjoy!



*Heating Instructions: In my tiny old microwave it takes about 3 minutes, but in a nice microwave only about a minute, so start low and work your way up. It will burn if you’re not careful!!


*Breaking it in: the first few times you use it, it will smell and sweat. Ewww, but I promise after a couple times it will be broken in and ready to go. I’ve had the same one for over 10 years and it still works great! If you’re giving it as a gift you should probably break it in first:)

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Amy is the founder and owner of Peek-a-Boo Pattern shop. She is a wife and mother to 3 children. Amy loves to sew, read and spend time outdoors.

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    Michelle- good question. I’ve actually never washed mine and I’m not sure that you can. I put down a paper towel in the microwave before heating to keep it clean. If you spill on it and can’t get it out by hand you can also sew a new bag and re-use the corn. My family does it all the time!

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