Project Design Team Wednesday~Heating Pad Cover

Posted by administrator on Wednesday, October 17th, 2012


I love heating pads... I suppose it brings back memories 
when my wee cuddle bugs would come by the bed with 
"it hurts" and my response would always be..
"let's make it all better".
I would dress them warm, dish up their favourite chicken noodle
soup and tuck a heating pad under their covers...
I used to tell them we will just sweat out those viruses...
And it worked, usually within 24 hours...they would
be jumping out of their bed with "all better" in their voices...
Ok, so they are all grown up now.. 
( I don't think we ever grow out of the cold and flu season)
and I needed a new project to share....

by Mdm Samm
 You will need enough fabric for the top and back
approx. 1 yard complete will do it..
2 -10 x 13 plain white fabric ( centre part) 
YOU will need 10 x 13 pieces ( 2) of fusible fleece for top and back. 
1- 10 x 13 wonder under interfacing for your words
 3 inch strips x 4 strips length of pad of cuddle fabric
4 inch strips of cuddle fabric for cuffs..( length and width of heating pad)
for cuff
Most heating pads are 13 x 15 
Print off all your letters...size to whatever size you like
they are already backwards for yo..
trace all letters on right side of wonder under and trim...
 I like to use a pin to score the fusible web
makes it easier to peel off...
Prepare your top and stitch 3 inch strips of fabric
all around your centre...Press seams ...
 Add your letters and press...
Use a blanket stitch or zig zag all around each letter..
Prepare your back piece for all better
except this time you will be stitching your cuddle fabric
around your white square.....
add ALL BETTER, iron on and stitch....
 Now use your fusible fleece and iron on both
front and back....
Get ready now to quilt....
I like to draw my lines at 1 1/4 inches apart
and stitch those lines...
Here is  the result... the fusible fleece
just gives it some much needed body
and allows the heat to penetrate nicely
through the pad cover...
Now stitch wrong sides together, sewing a 5/8 inch
seam around...turn inside
Fold down 1 1/2 inch seam right sides together,
and stitch  your 4 inch cuff all away around
your top heating pad...
Turn inside and roll under a bit for a hem..
and hand you would your binding on a quilt..
Now YOU too will be ALL BETTER
that you managed to make a cover for your heating pad..
in less than 1 hour....
 Here are your pattern pieces...
I always enjoy showing you how we can take
beautiful fabric, a few notions and create
something that just shouts 
home sweet home...
With TLC!


Category: Project Design Team Wednesday


  1. Simply awesome as usual!
    by Becky @ Ucreate
    October 17th, 2012 at 12:47 a.m.
  2. Wonderful idea! The tutorial is very well planned...excellent pictures and instructions. Congrats on another great idea!
    by Lesley
    October 17th, 2012 at 5:36 a.m.
  3. A terrific little project, Mdm. Samm! I've been nursing a twinge between my shoulder blades and have been wrapping a couple of pillow cases around my naked heating pad, which lost its cover years ago. This little quilted cover seems like just the trick for "all better".
    by Deonn
    October 17th, 2012 at 7:15 a.m.
  4. When sewing the two main pieces together, do you mean ' right sides together'? Thanks for the instructions. This wlil make a great gift for my daughter. K
    by Karen
    October 17th, 2012 at 9:28 a.m.
  5. Love this so much! Thank you!
    by Jane
    October 17th, 2012 at 11:46 a.m.
  6. Something to brighten the day when you are feeling under the weather, I love the idea.
    by Cindy
    October 17th, 2012 at 3:34 p.m.
  7. Too Cute
    by Carla
    October 23rd, 2012 at 9:31 a.m.

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