(A corn bag is a fabric “pillow” filled with feed corn instead of stuffing. After 2 minutes in the microwave, the corn bag becomes toasty warm and lovely to put in the bottom of your blankets at bedtime to warm up cold toes. You could also put it in the freezer for comforting a headache.)
The other day, I gave away a corn bag here on my site and some of you asked me if I could show you how to make one. They are so easy that I feel dumb even trying to explain it. I believe anyone could make one, even if you don’t have a sewing machine. It would take no time at all to hand sew one for yourself.
The most difficult part for me, was locating the corn needed to fill the bags. You will need feed corn and I found some at a local AGWAY store, it was 2.99 for a five pound bag.
See? Whole feed corn.
You can make the size of your corn bag as big or small as you wish. Today, I cut a piece of flannel that was 21 inches by 12 inches. I recommend using a nice, BEAUTIFUL, thick piece of flannel.
Fold your fabric in half, edge to edge, wrong side out. And pin.
Use your sewing machine to sew around the edges, leaving enough room at the end to turn it right-side out, and to fill it.
After filling it about HALF way with corn, turn the edges of the remaining hole in, and pin together
Sew the seam together with your machine, keeping close to the edge and making sure that you do not leave any size hole whatsoever, or you will be leaving corny bits where ever you take your bag.
Your corn bag is all done! Now you can use it.
Microwave for about 2 minutes to make it nice and warm. Thanks, Mom, for scrubbing out my microwave while you were here. It’s because of you I could take this photo without shame.
Carry your bag away and warm your feet with it. It also feels nice on your lower back, if you have a back ache.
Someone told me that you could also put one in the freezer, to put on your head, if it aches.
Ridiculously easy, don’t you think? Now, if you want to make a label for yours, just go ahead and embroider a word or phrase on a piece of different fabric. I used 4 strands of embroidery floss the other day when I made mine. I sewed the label on by hand, using the same embroidery floss, before I sewed up the seams to make the bag.
This is the label I did the other day:
For this cornbag:
If you have any questions, feel free to ask. I hope I did okay at explaining. I don’t see how you could go wrong, however, unless you use pop corn to fill it. Don’t do that.