LiveCreative: Eye Pillows

Several years ago when I moved to MN, one of my fabulous friends gave me an eye pillow. I loved it and used it all the time, but the fabric did not match my bedroom. I decided I would make a new cover for it and continued to love it. Then I was talking with my neighbor and she wanted one. I decided to start making them. I ordered the flaxseed in bulk from eBay, added a few drops of lavender oil. I repurposed lots of my lycra scraps for wonderful custom eye pillows. My neighbor loved hers, along with everyone else I gifted one too. Beware, my mother said hers got tangled up in her sheets and did not make it thru the washer, not good for the flaxseed!

  • 8 oz flaxseed per pillow
  • 2-3 drops lavender oil
  • fabric scraps – 9″ x 4″ – 2(front and back needed) sewn with 1/2″ seam

Sew the fabric around all sides, leaving a small opening for filling with flaxseed. I weighed my flaxseed since I was making many and did not want to run out. I added a few drops of lavender oil, stirred, then used a funnel to gently pour the flaxseed. Move flaxseed to the bottom of the pillow away from the opening, then sew up the opening. Super easy and fun project, and I love my eye pillow to keep the light out in the morning. You can also use it to add a bit of pressure to alleviate headaches. Let me know how yours turn out!