DIY: Flaxseed and Lavender Eye Pillows

created on: 11/17/08

Who doesn't bend and stretch their way through yoga class for the promise of final relaxation and the eye pillow?  Its' sheer goodness should never be underestimated. This experience is so relaxing, everyone should have one of these next to their bed. It has never failed to soothe and calm my tension and fatigue. The fresh lavender scent and the weight of the pillow feel like a cool breeze in a dark room.  Ahhhhh.....

These are so easy to make for your friends. Pair it up with a box of tea for a simple gift this holiday season.  Your friends will love you for it. 

What you need:

  • one piece of fabric measuring 4" x  19"
  • 1 bag of flaxseed (15 oz.)
  • 1 small jar of lavender essential oil
  • 1 oz. of dried lavender
  • sewing machine
  • straight pins

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What you do:

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1.  Pour flax seed and 1 oz. of lavender into a bowl

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2.  Add one drop of lavender oil to the seeds and dried lavender, mix together

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3.  Pin and stitch eye pillow fabric together, leaving the short end open

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4.  Take out pins, turn right side out, fill with mixture

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5. Fill enough to feel floppy and flexible, but still weighty.

6.  Fold ends under and pin and stitch closed.

7.  Tie up with a bow and give to your dearest friends.  They'll love you for this.

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Tie up with a pretty bow.

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Shelly on Jun 05, 2017:

I believe that I just used enough (maybe the entire bag) to create the size of eye pillow that you want.

Gemma on Jun 05, 2017:

Hello, Roughly how much linseed would you use per eye pillow.


Pam on Oct 21, 2013:

In the picture it looks like it is folded.

Daisy on Feb 22, 2013:


It states above one piece 4 X 9 do you fold the fabric or do I use 2 pieces of 4 X 9?

ModHomeEcTeacher on Nov 21, 2008:

mijiza-do it!

mijiza on Nov 21, 2008:

This would make a great first sewing project - thanks!

bruno on Nov 17, 2008:

Awesome! Talk about a great, cheap holiday stocking stuffer!

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