Why buy a Magatha Bagatha hot water bottle cover?
My covers are designed to be a snug fit. This means they help keep the warmth in, so the bottle stays warm for longer. They are made just like a traditional patchwork quilt – layers of 100% cotton fabric and soft wadding. They are designed to slip on over a standard one litre hot water bottle.
How is it made?
The cover is three layers. An inner layer of cotton fabric next to the bottle, then a layer of warm and insulating cotton and polyester wadding, exactly the same sort you would find in a patchwork quilt and then an outer layer of pretty fabric, made from 100% cotton which is soft against the skin. I tend to use recycled fabrics on the inside, which reduces waste, recycles beautiful fabrics to give them a new lease of life and keeps them out of landfill.
Why are Magatha Bagatha hot water bottle covers better?
The three layers are quilted together before butting out with a design called stippling – this is quite close together stitching which not only looks decorative, but helps to create that lovely quilted effect which adds to the insulation and warmth of the cover. It makes the fabric really strong and the texture of the quilting feels nice to cuddle. I wash and dry them as the final stage of making which shrinks the padded layer slightly giving a traditional quilted and puckered look.
Why isn’t there a button to close the cover?
I test all of my products myself and on my family and after The Incident with the Hot Water Bottle Cover Button and my Daughter’s Long Hair, I decided the buttons were not a safe addition to the cover for all people. I also like to put my hand inside my hot water bottle cover on cold nights, so the button used to get in the way. I tried hook and loop closure, but again hair could possibly get caught in that too, so I redesigned the cover so that once the bottle is inside all of the hot parts are encased in the quilted fabric so there’s no danger of tender little fingers being in contact with the hot parts of the bottle.
Can I wash my hot water bottle cover?
Yes. All the extra stitching makes these covers exceptionally strong. Put them in the washing machine at 30 degrees with your usual detergent and then tumble dry. Having said that, I usually just wash and dry my family’s hot water bottle covers at 60 degrees and on the tumble dryer’s hottest setting with my sheets and pillowcases. I like to test my products to destruction on my own family! Our own covers are more than five years old now and still going strong.