This is a tutorial previously shared as a guest post on another site. It is no longer available there, so I want to share it again with you. Its about a year and a half since I made this tutorial, so I will try my best to remember how I made it. If you have any questions or think anything is unclear, please let me know in the comment section.
- Create a simple template with the shape you want. It should look like the first photo. Make it slightly bigger than you think you want.
- Cut out two pieces of fabric. I choose to have one cotton and one micro-fleece. You can take two cotton sides if your prefer.
- Put the right sides together, pin and sew. Leave an opening on the top.
- Optional: cut off some of the excess fabric.
- Turn in inside out and iron it.
- Sew around it, still leaving the opening.
- Add rice, I do not remember how much I used but try adding an amount, pin it shut and try it.
- Sew the opening shut.
- Voila! It is now complete – keep it in the freezer for those headache days.
Sinea Pies (Ducks 'n a Row) says
This is a great idea. I have a “bean bag” that is filled with corn feed kernels. It is heated in the microwave and used like a heating pad. I am excied about this eye mask. Pinned it.
What a wonderful idea. I have pinned this and will let anyone I know who wants one where I got the idea from. Thanks again
Thank you for sharing this!
I love the rice bag eye mask idea. I’m going to make that by following your tutorial. Thanks for sharing.
Patt Konopka says
Can this be microwaved?? Thanks!
Cotton and fleece can act as a wick and dry out your eyes. It’s better to use a satin on the eye side.