December 26, 2010

Tutorial: Zen Eye Pillow

This super easy eye pillow makes a great gift and literally can be done in 15 minutes.

1 layer cake square (10" square piece of fabric)
2 cups (about) rice
thread in coordinating color

Lay out your layer cake and fold it in half- with right sides together....

Sew along the lines indicated. You need to leave the hole in the center in order to flip and fill.

Cut the corners at a diagonal

Flip it inside out through the hole.

Fill with rice. You want to make sure there is enough to fill the pillow when it is laying down flat but not too full that it is impossible to sew the hole closed in the next step.

Pin the hole closed (1 pin should be enough) place under your machine by scooting all the rice to the side.
Sew your hole closed 1/8 inch from the edge. Make sure you back-stitch at the beginning and end.

Ta Da!!! A great eye pillow to use the next time that pounding headache strikes.

**You can also place it in the freezer for a nice cold compression or in the microwave for a few seconds to mellow you out.**

If you create your own Zen Eye Pillow please share with everyone by posting pictures here

Enjoy being Zen!

Take care mucho,

1 comment:

  1. How perfect for post-holiday recovery and relaxation! Thanks for the how-to, I'll be linking.