How to Sew an Eye Pillow

Fill an eye pillow with flaxseed scented with lavender essential oil and gift to a loved one or enjoy a spa day at home.

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April 29, 2019

2019 Mother's Day - Sewing

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If you're new to sewing, this eye pillow is a great first project. The lavender scent makes this the perfect thing to relax at home, or gift it to your mom for Mother's Day.

What You'll Need:

  • fabric
  • fabric scissors
  • flaxseed
  • lavender essential oil
  • sewing machine + thread

Learning to sew is fun and easy with the Singer Simple 3337 sewing machine, created with sewing beginners in mind. This sewing machine will give you all of the foundational features you need to get off to a great start.

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Cut Fabric

Cut two rectangular shapes out of the fabric large enough to cover your eyes. Put the right sides of the fabric together.

2019 Mother's Day - Sewing

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Set the Seam

Place the fabric on your sewing machine at five-eighths of an inch (your machine will have a marker for it). Pull the presser foot lever down, and set your seam by stitching forward then backward.

2019 Mother's Day - Sewing

Photo by: Sarah Busby

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Sew Together

Sew a straight stitch around the edges of the fabric. Turn the fabric as you sew to create rounded corners. Leave about an inch opening so you can add flaxseed (We set the seam at both ends of the opening).

2019 Mother's Day - Sewing

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Turn Right Side Out

Trim around the seam, then use the opening to turn the fabric right side out.

Add Flaxseed

Add a few drops of lavender to the flaxseed, and carefully pour the flaxseed inside the eye pillow. Make sure you don't fill it up too much so you can sew it closed.

2019 Mother's Day - Sewing

Photo by: Sarah Busby

Sarah Busby

Sew Opening

Sew a straight stitch to close the opening, setting the stitch as you did before by sewing forward then backward.

2019 Mother's Day - Sewing

Photo by: Sarah Busby

Sarah Busby

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