This is my first attempt at DIY instruction, but Kenzie and I made this and it was so easy and useful I had to share. I apologize in advance if someone else came up with this particular design, but we thought of this one all by ourselves. The purpose of this little cover is to provide a permanent cloth cover for those refreezable ice packs you can find in any drug store. I always end up wrapping it in a dishcloth when we use it, so this allows us to use it right out of the freezer.
Measure length & width. Ours was 7"x 5"
Double the width measurement for the fabric so you can fold it in half, then add 1 1/2 inches to the length and width.
Icepack length = 7"
Fabric length = 8 1/2"
If the length of the ice pack is 7", the fabric length should be 8 1/2"; if the width is 5", the fabric "width" should be 11 1/2". (Remember, you are going to fold it in half later so for now the "width" is longer than the "length".) The extra material will allow you 5/8" allowance on every side.
Turn the fabric under 5/8", press and sew VERY CLOSE to the edge
Now all four sides should be turned under 5/8". You might want to use a contrasting color thread as all seams will be visible. Next, fold the fabric in half, which should make it look closer to the finished width of 5".
Stitch 5/8" from edge of fold.
Pick a decorative stitch - we chose a flower stitch.
Sew the decorative stitch BETWEEN the seam and the edge of the fold on 3 sides (two lengthwise sides and one of the short sides). That will close three of the four sides.
Proof my 8 year old operates a sewing machine!
Insert the ice pack in opening
Sew remaining decorative stitch on open side.
A finished permanent cloth ice pack!
It feels so good on your boo boos!
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