Soothing Lavender Eye Pillow Pattern
Some days you just need to sit down, put your feet up and close your eyes for a little while. Usually, it’s in the summer, with a house full of produce that needs to be put up or used, laundry that needs catching up and dinner plans to make. I know this feeling, I live this feeling. A lot. Those days call for Soothing Lavender Eye Pillows and five minutes to yourself.
A few months back a dear friend gifted us a lavender eye pillow and it has become a family favorite. It’s so pleasant to just let it all go and relax for a few minutes. The weight of the beans feel so nice across your eyes and the lavender scent is light and lovely. You can make them for yourself using a some recycled fabric or new fabric, some beans and dried lavender blossoms. Make them for friends or as gifts to other moms who sometimes need a break too. Once you start making them you’ll be inspired to make one for everyone you know who could use a few minutes to themselves.
Soothing Lavender Eye Pillows
You will need:
- a piece of fabric 11×9 or so, make them bigger or smaller as needed
- sewing machine or sewing needle
- thread, matching or contrasting
- dried beans
- dried lavender flowers
- dried chamomile blossoms (if you want to add another scent)
- embroidery floss if desired
- Cut your fabric to 11×9 inches.
- Fold the fabric in half, right sides together, to make a 11×4.5 inch rectangle.
- Stich across the bottom and up the long side, using short stitches if using a sewing machine or small stitches if using a hand needle.
- Turn right side out and iron if desired.
- Fill the eye pillow 1/4 way with beans.
- Add lavender flowers or lavender and chamomile together if desired.
- Add more beans to fill about 1/2 way up, leaving enough room so that you can easily sew across the top.
- Fold edges in pin shut hand stitch across the top using a whip stitch or blanket stitch or machine sew if you would like.
- You can use embroidery floss to embellish the seams if you would like.
- For an extra soothing eye pillow, store in the refrigerator or freezer when not in use.
- Alternately add a small amount of stuffing in with the beans to give the eye pillow more fluff.
Laura Sampson, a lifelong Alaskan, is the writer of Little House Big Alaska, an Alaska lifestyle blog. She’s a mom to three boys and attributes every gray hair and wrinkle to them. Laura shares her farmhouse with her husband, 2 dogs and 2 cats, the obligatory flock of chickens inhabit their own coop out back. She’s been blogging for 9 years and enjoys living the writer and social media influencer’s life.