I made this neck wrap last night. Isn't that vintage polka dot fabric absolutely the best? I got it on my birthday road trip in April from a gypsy lady & her baby chihuahua. OK, I'm not sure if she was a gypsy, but she looked exactly how I picture one to look. She had wonderful stashes of hidden fabric at her yard sale. I was trying to talk to her about her puppy, but she didn't speak English. In fact, I bought a beat up wooden magazine holder with a fabric pouch from her & didn't see the fabric until my mom & I were leaving.
I've been wanting to make one of these microwaveable wraps for a while. After researching on the internet I decided that flax seed was the best filler as it retains heat the longest, with a bit of lavender mixed in. I LOVE lavender! I usually get my lavender from a great little place in town called Badger Canyon Herbs & Teas.
I made a muslin pouch to hold the seeds & a separate slipcover so it can be washed as needed. I tested out the neck wrap as soon as I was finished with it & I am LoViN' it! After "cooking" it for a minute, I put it on my neck, my back...I even slept with it on! I'm going to make one for my mom, grandma, sister--even my 4 year old wants one! The fabric slipcover in the picture is the one I made for my daughter. She picked out the fabric & everything.
Another thing about these neck wraps is you can throw them in the freezer for a nice cool wrap on a hot day!