Lavender Eye Masks

A cloth eye mask filled with fragrant herbs can make all the difference between having a fitful rest or a deep night's sleep. For centuries, lavender has been prized for its use in perfumes and soaps, and it is also believed to combat depression, stress, nervousness, and insomnia. This simple project requires only a few materials; you can download our template for the mask or draw one of your own.

Lavender Eye Mask How-To
Tools and Materials
12-by-10-inch piece of woven silk
Template (Optional)
Tailor's chalk
Needle or point turner
Funnel or paper cone
Pinking shears

1. Fold silk in half horizontally, and place the template on the fabric, aligning the straight side of the template with the fold. Trace the template with tailor's chalk, and cut it out, making sure not to cut along the fold.

2. Pin the layers together, and machine-sew a 1/4-inch seam around the perimeter, leaving a 1 1/2-inch opening on both sides of the mask. Pink the seam allowance to prevent fraying, and cut notches along the nose area to ease the curve.

3. Turn the mask right side out, and use a point turner or needle to shape the corners. Fold the mask in half vertically, and press a crease into the fold.

4. Unfold the mask, and stitch over the crease from top to bottom.

5. Mix 3/4 cup flaxseed with 2 tablespoons lavender. Use a funnel or paper cone to fill each side of the mask with about 4 ounces mixture per side.

6. Close the openings of the mask with small hand stitches.

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Comments (11)

  • lucewheel 12 Aug, 2013

    template worked great for me. could we sew a band on these so they dont fall off

  • Willowady 28 Feb, 2011

    Got the template just fine in Google chrome. Thank you.

  • EbraJean 19 Sep, 2008



  • MrsPease 18 Jun, 2008

    I have made these for my family members for Christmas along with 4"x12" bags with ribs so they are not as heavy, but I 've always used rice instead of flax seed. They work well in Hot or Cold. "the freezer for about an hour or the microwave for about one minute." (Links don't work for me either.)

  • catzcoffeenminis 20 Apr, 2008

    Neither of the links worked for me... so, I went to www.about.com, then typed eye mask template in the search box, and up came a mask template. Enjoy! :)

  • XenaGabby2 22 Feb, 2008

    I too, have tried the template link, it doesn't work..I also tried the family crafts link, that too doesn't work. Not sure what's going on..

  • eileendonlon 6 Feb, 2008

    I found a template for an eye mask on http://z.about.com/d/familycrafts. I enlarged it and make the mask, it came out great. Hope this helps.

  • CathyHopkins 19 Jan, 2008

    Please fix the link to template!!!!

  • grdmother 18 Dec, 2007

    I too can't get into the template to get the lavender eye mask

  • heiho3 30 Nov, 2007

    I'm the third person that is requesting for the Lavender Eye Mask Template link to be repaired. If the link can not be fixed please give some general dimensions for the mask. Thank you

  • cindymac 28 Nov, 2007

    Please fix the template link. I would also like to make this for Christmas gifts. Thanks!

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