Erin from Sewbon shows how to make a hot and cold pack with handles. Keep it in the freezer for a cold pack. Or, pop it in the microwave and it works as a heating pad. The fabric pack is filled with rice and divided into sections so it will contour to your body. I wrenched my back last week in a fall on some ice. I could SO use one of these right now! Go to Sewbon for the tutorial.
[photo from Sewbon]