Art Gallery Fabrics is having a fun year of challenges over on the Art Gallery Fabrics Blog and the Art Gallery Fabrics Facebook page. Month 1 was to make a Hot-Cold pack of some kind, using their fabrics, and featuring at least one raw-edged applique.
I picked up three of the fabrics from their “Dreaming in French” line, which seemed appropriate for making this Hot-Cold Lavender Eye Mask. The mask is filled with rice, and a little bit of lavender to send me off into a restful sleep full of good dreams! It can be tossed in the microwave for a few seconds, or the freezer for a few hours, to give me warm or cool soothing relief after a long day. And, with the elastic band, it will stay put!
To make the eye mask, I used 3 contrasting fabrics, coordinating thread, rice, lavender, batting, freezer paper, fusible for the applique, and elastic (measured to fit the back of my head).
After stitching the hole closed by hand, it was time for a test run. Hmmm… I think it is time for a nap!!
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