My poor mom was sick most of the year before they realized her office walls were filled with mold. Needless to say, her health has been on my mind a lot so this “Wellness Bag” is for her. (I hope she’s not looking!)


  • Rice heat therapy bag
  • Buckwheat cold therapy pack
  • Flax cold therapy eye pillow
  • Anti-stress shower gel
  • Nice lotion and nice soap
  • Loofah mitt
  • Callous brush
  • Relaxation candle
  • 73% dark chocolate
About the bag….I really wanted to do a log cabin design, but I wanted a rectangular bag, so I used 2″ horizontal strips and 3″ vertical strips. I like the way it turned out.
I just made up the tote design, but I did make “Lisa-style bag straps.” (You should go check out that tutorial if totes or other bags are on your to-do list.)
I layered Stacy’s stabilizer and fusible fleece, as Amy Butler recommended in the Interfacing Guide. It is awesome! Sturdy but quilt-like. The fleece is between the fabric and the Stacy’s stabilizer, which is woven. I could therefore quilt the front of the bag (I just machine-stitched in the ditch) before I sewed all the pieces together.
The tutorial for making the hot or cold therapy packs is from November 24. (Thanks for all your kind words about that. I can’t wait to see what you make!)
We’d love to know what you’d put in a Wellness Bag. Tell us in the comments.
Don’t foget that there are free gift tags to go with this project. One for each of the pillows, as well as the “Wellness Bag.” You can print them onto card stock from this pdf.