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Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Neck Coolers (Additional Info)

The directions for the neck coolers were on 8/10/05 posting. I have found that if you are going to make a quanity of them that the tool pictured above comes in handy.
To use it sew the right sides of your fabric together leaving the ends open and use this to turn it inside out.
Press flat, seam one edge and folded is the other edge.
Then, sew one end closed, sew off the one end area which is 13" in from the end, fill with a rounded 1/2 teaspoon moisture crystals, shake them down, sew off the other end of the neck area, and then sew the other end closed. No manner what length you make the ties, the neck area would be a 16" center area.

Also note: You need to soak them for at least 5 minutes, but soaking them longer will give you even more of the gel filling.

(I'm presently working on making a quanity of them to give to the Red Cross for the relief workers. For servicemen in desert areas make them tan to match their uniforms.)


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