Neck Cooler

Keep cool in the summer with this DIY neck cooler.

by Craftbits (Shellie Wilson)

What you need

Polymere beads / Water Wise Beads (found at garden centers for water retaining)
Tight weave fabric


Cut a rectangle 35 x 4 1/2 inches (88 cm x 12 cm).

Mark the material at both 7 inches (17 cm) and 9 1/2 inches (24 cm) from the short ends. These ends are used as ties.

Finish the raw edges from one 9 1/2-inch mark around the point, to the other 9 1/2-inch mark with an overclocked hem.

Fold the rectangle wrong sides together and sew along the long sides, between the 7-inch marks, using a small stitch and around 1/4 inch seam allowance.

Turn right side out and sew a double row of small stitches across one end at the 7-inch mark.

Place 1 to 2 teaspoons polymer beads in and sew across other end at 7-inch mark, making sure there are no gaps.

To use soak in cold water and wear.

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