Well Thanksgiving is done and gone for the year and if you are like most people, you have been going a mile a minute. If this is the case, then you need to read this post because I am going to show you something that will help relax you once you get a minute to sit down. A homemade lavender eye mask.
I have not sewn in a long time but my interest has peaked again because of Pinterest. If you have not discovered this wonderful site, you definitely need to check it out. It has given me so many DIY ideas. I love it. You can follow my boards by clicking on my Pinterest button on the right.
In searching for lavender eye mask on Pinterest, I found several sites which gave me ideas on how to create this one. Most of sites gave directions for very easy ones where you just sew the flax seeds and lavender straight into the inside of your mask but I wanted to create one that could be washed and this is what I came up with where I have the ingredients in a separate bag. I used a tutorial from Chubby Hobby to create mine. You can see this in the above picture. I used muslim material to create the inside bag and used two different flannel materials to create the outside cover. I really like how it turned out in the below picture. I have to smile because this eye mask did not cost me anything to make except for the flax seeds and lavender. I got all the material from Freecycle.
The great thing about this mask is that it can be warmed or cooled. Place the eye mask in a freezer bag and cool for 30 minutes. This would help with eye puffiness and also with achy joints. You can warm the mask in the microwave for 15 to 30 SECONDS. Be very careful on heating the mask though. This would be great after a hectic day like shopping or cooking Thanksgiving dinner or just any day for that matter.
I will say this is a great piece for a beginner sewer. You will be really happy with the results and can use it immediately to cover those tired eyes from the sewing, HA!