This is a great idea for those heat packs that you use for backache or stomach pain. My grandmother suffers from severe back pain and couldn't keep the heat pack in place so I used a scarf to wrap the heat pack in to keep it in place then tied it around her waist - she loved it.
I needed something more permanent and easier for her to use by herself so I found a scarf she no longer needed and made a pocket into it to hold the heat pack in securely. To do this all I did was fold the scarf in half and placed the heat pack inside and stitched up the sides of the scarf where the heat pack would sit. This was done by hand and only took a couple of minutes - so easy!
I have seen some people make waist bands for these heat packs using velcro and other fabric - but this one is so easy and quick - and works for my grandmother. She heats the pack in the micro and places it inside the pocket, then she ties it around her waist herself making sure the heat pack rests on her back where she feels the pain.
I actually make my own heat packs using cotton fabric and rice - they are so easy to make. If you want to know how I make the heat/cold packs, I blogged about this previously, here is my link:
This is also a way to re-use those scarves you no longer need or use. Scarves are also great to use as a belt to change your style of clothes.
My post this week is linked to: