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tgif quickie :: Patchwork Eye Pillow
Seeking your own spa day? Looking to make a super easy, personal but not TOO personal gift? This project is sure to please. You'll be closing your eyes and saying "Om" in no time.

Posted by goody-goody::Lauren Brandy Published See goody-goody::Lauren Brandy's 7 projects »
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  • How to make a sleeping mask. Patchwork Eye Pillow - Step 1
    Step 1

    Get it:

    Four patterns of fabric (something not too rough..we're not exfoliating here!) cut into the following sizes: two 4x5", two 4.5x4", two 3x4" and two 1.5x4" rectangles.
    Sewing machine--this could be done by hand, but the stitching needs to be super tight to keep all the goodness inside
    lavender, flaxseed or rice, essential oils (if you're not a lavender fan)

  • How to make a sleeping mask. Patchwork Eye Pillow - Step 2
    Step 2

    Do it:

    Divvy up your rectangles into two sets. Line 'em up in a pleasing order.

  • How to make a sleeping mask. Patchwork Eye Pillow - Step 3
    Step 3

    Right sides together, sew pieces with a .25" seam allowance.

  • How to make a sleeping mask. Patchwork Eye Pillow - Step 4
    Step 4

    Once you have all your friends sewn together into a nice strip, do it again with the other set of pieces. Yay. Front and back. Iron flat.

  • How to make a sleeping mask. Patchwork Eye Pillow - Step 5
    Step 5

    Pin your strips right sides together. Square it up if necessary. I'm a crooked cutter, myself.

  • Step 6

    Sew all around the edge, leaving a 1.5" hole for turning and filling.

  • Step 7

    Trim seams, turn and iron. Poke out your corners with a chopstick.

  • How to make a sleeping mask. Patchwork Eye Pillow - Step 8
    Step 8

    I like to topstitch my pillows around the outer edge--for two reasons: it looks cuter and more "done" and gives you another seam for strength. 'Cause cleaning up a pool of lavender and flaxseed isn't relaxing. Topstitch all around except for your hole.

  • How to make a sleeping mask. Patchwork Eye Pillow - Step 9
    Step 9

    Use a small plastic funnel to fill your pillow (I bought a whole set of sizes at the dollar store) or make one from heavyweight paper. I usually mix my filling as 50/50 lavender and flaxseed. If you're using rice, you can add a few drops of essential oil and mix it in. Fill it to desired heft. I like mine to be nice and full but still a bit floppy. Stitch opening closed on machine or by hand.

  • How to make a sleeping mask. Patchwork Eye Pillow - Step 10
    Step 10

    Ta-da! Put it in the freezer to chill your peeps or microwave to soothe what's aching. Do you like my model? It's rough work being a four year-old.

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Naomi?
Naomi?
haha awesome!
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PB
PB · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 2 projects
I like it, but my eyes aren't rectangle shaped!! Could I make a curvier one?
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Kristin
Kristin
where did u get all that cute fabric?
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Twinkle_Toes
Twinkle_Toes · Australian Capital Territory, Australian Capital Territory, AU · 37 projects
can u make it not patworked?
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Dolly
Dolly · 26 projects
Amazing Tut. XD I can't wait for more!
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Ginger Ginger.
Ginger Ginger. · Australia, AU · 16 projects
lol, this is awesome.
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