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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Comments & Reviews
Wendys Hat says
I love this! My daughter has something similar for her neck. Great job on yours it’s so pretty too!
Toni Spilsbury says
my eyes feel more smooth just looking at it! adorable!
Kim @CoffeePotChronicles.com says
I could use one of those! Trouble is, I can’t sew to save my hiney. LOL. Love how colorful that is!
Just Me says
I love the pattern you chose, this tutorial is great!
Kim @ Too Much Time says
MMMM-love lavender! I would love it if you stopped by to share this at my linky party going on right now:)
Cute! Does the ruffle tickle your nose?
oh my gosh I wish I had this right now! sounds so inviting! and I love the names of the fabrics!
Love the fabrics – so girly girl! I sleep with a lavendar pillow thing that I warm up in the microwave and love the smell – so soothing and relaxing.
Deborah Mitchell says
I have a lavender bag to lay over my eyes and a separate eye mask. I never thought of combining the two. Great idea, as my lavender bag is losing it’s smell. Time to make an eyemask.
Harvey Lee says
This sounds amazing, I would be make this sleep mask for me. I have migraines problem so this would be very useful for me. I’m going to make this. Thanks for sharing.