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This instructable shows how to make an eye mask and pillow.

Material:
1- 18'x21' fabric quarter (or other scraps of fabric), this will be the top of the eye mask
1- 8'x5' soft fabric, this will be the bottom of the eye mask
1- 2'x20' fabric (for eye mask strap)(optional)
1- 3/4'x16' elastic or 2-16' pieces of ribbon
sewing machine
5 tablespoons flax seed
3 tablespoons lavender
lavender oil (optional)
fake rose petals (optional)

notions:
- safety pin
- sewing thread
- scissors
- pins
- stuffing
 
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Step 1: Creating the Eye Mask

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Design your own or search for an eye mask template. one can be found at: http://www.craftbits.com/images/sleepytime.jpg

Print image

Cut out image

Place template over fabric and pin (when using a fabric quarter, try to stay as close to the edge as possible, to conserve material)

Cut out design

Repeat with other piece of fabric

Step 2: Eye Mask Strap

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You can make the casing mentioned below to give the eye mask or skip the fabric and just use the elastic or use two pieces of ribbon tied together

To make the casing:
Cut a piece of material to 2"x22"

Pin the right sides of the fabric facing each other

To prevent fraying on edges, use a zig-zag stitch on unfinished edges
Sew open edge about 1/4" from edge (I use the edge of the sewing foot as my guide, the edge of the foot is 1/4") (It's ok to sew closer to the edge, but do not move further out than 1/4")

Remove pins

Flip fabric inside out (now the right sides should be exposed), this is your casing

Take safety pin and pin it to one end of the 3/4"x16" piece of elastic (the safety pin helps thread the elastic through the casing)

Take the casing and start threading the elastic through with the safety pin first

Pin the edge of the elastic to the edge of the opening of the casing, repeat for other side

Sew ends closed
debbie906 years ago
What a Great Idea for a busy, overworked and tired mom!!
Doctor What6 years ago
I love it! I would make a more manly version, with a dying kitten fabric instead, of course.
Sandisk1duo6 years ago
very unique! i never would have thought about putting flowers inside
idogis16 years ago
Your dog's adorable.
ChrysN6 years ago
A nice Mother's Day gift! Looks like your doggy is enjoying it too!
Very nice! I kept wanting to document how I make sleeping masks with lavender but never got around to it. I use rice as filler and that's the only difference1