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.
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.
Sewing Machine 101 06:39
- fabric scissors
- lavender essential oil
- sewing machine + thread
Cut two rectangular shapes out of the fabric large enough to cover your eyes. Put the right sides of the fabric together.
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.
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).
Turn Right Side Out
Trim around the seam, then use the opening to turn the fabric right side out.
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.
Sew a straight stitch to close the opening, setting the stitch as you did before by sewing forward then backward.
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