Owie Puffs for Boo – Boos

Sew these thermal packs to treat boo-boos for children. These packs can be used frozen or warm.

| June 2018

Sewn by Hand (Lark Crafts, 2011) by Susan Wasinger collection allows stitchers to be eco-friendly and mobile. With 20 items ranging from fashionable pillows and patched jeans to useful pincushions, sewers will produce gorgeous results even as they experience the simple joys of traditional stitching. This project can be used frozen or warm to treat aches, owies, and more.

Life is full of hard knocks, but these adorable thermal packs are made to soothe. Sized to fit the biggest bumps right down to the smallest scuff, they are the perfect gift for kids – both young and old.

These little hot/cold packs can be thrown into the freezer for an hour or two to become a soothing alternative to the traditional hard, plastic-y ice pack. They can also be heated up in the microwave to loosen tight muscles or slowly warm chilly fingers in the winter. Though the pieces are small and easy-to-sew on the go, filling the thermal pack with rice is best done at home.


  • Small scraps of linen or cotton
  • Contrasting pattern or colored linen, cotton or flannel for backing
  • Heavyweight thread or embroidery floss
  • Uncooked rice grains
  • Dried lavender or rosemary (optional)


  • Standard sewing basket
  • Straight-edge
  • Spoon


For The Fronts: linen, medium-weight cotton in tiny, kid-friendly prints

For The Backing: linen, brushed cotton, flannel in stripes or solid

Size: Makes three bags: 4 1/4 x 9 inches, 3 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches, 3 x 4 1/4 inches

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