Thursday, April 8, 2010
Lavender Eye Pillow Tutorial
Good Morning! Well Mother's Day is a month away and here is a lovely gift you could make for any Mommy you know! Select some lovely fabric, I chose Anna's voile of course, mainly because I had scraps left over from Easter. The voile is nice though because it feels so soft against your face. Once you have selected your fabric you will also need to gather rice, lavender buds, and a fabric to use for lining.
Step 1: Cut out four rectangles, 5" x 8"
Step 2: Do any embroidery you would like to add now. I chose to put the words "Dreaming of fabric..." on my front piece.
Step 3: Lay fabric right sides together (including lining) and stitch three sides, using 1/2" seam.
Step 4: Fill the pillow with about a cup of rice and 1/4 cup of lavender buds. If you are sensitive to smells I would use less lavender. Experiment with what smells good to you :) You can either grow your own lavender and dry it or buy some here.
Step 5: Tuck the raw edges in and top stitch your opening.
Step 6: Wrap and send your gift...or enjoy it yourself ;)