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Hot Water Bottle Covers

beerling | Posted in Quilting and Home Decor on

Does anyone out there have any unusual or interesting design ideas for hot water bottle covers ? I live in a cold climate and would rather use a hot water bottle than turn up the heat.


  1. carolfresia | | #1

    Another idea, which eliminates the potential sogginess of a hot water bottle, is a heated rice bag. See Threads No. 99 "Quick to Make" for instructions--basically, you fill a fabric pouch with dried long-grain rice, sew it shut, and microwave it to warm it up. These things stay warm for a fair amount of time--maybe 30 minutes or more for a water-bottle-sized one. I forget how long a hot water bottle remains warm.

    As for hot water bottles, you can make nice covers for rice bags: cute, cozy, fancy, whatever suits you.


  2. oliveoyl | | #2

    I even taking my hot water bottle when I travel! (nothing is worse than being cold and not having extra blankets available) I make  covers out of polar fleece with velcro closing. Even if water drops on the cover, it never stays wet and soggy since fleece is hydrophobic. The cover for my daughter's is a teddy bear that fits the hot water bottle in the body section.  We put them on our feet when we are sitting at the computer as we always seem to be cold there.

    1. beerling | | #3

      Thanks Zoyia

      Have you ever run into any patterns or books? One of my daughters bought me a book for making tea cosies and i was wondering if there was one out there with unusual designs for structure for hot water bottles.  

  3. sundragon | | #4

    If you use rice, use jasmine rice. It smells better, and those who use it say it holds heat longer than regular or long-grain.

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