I made both an eye mask, and a neck warmer. For the eye mask, I cut out rectangles of 4.5 x 10 inches. Then I placed the fabric right sides together and stitched 3 sides together at a seam allowance of 3/8 inch.
For the neck warmer, I cut one big rectangle of 9 x 26 inches. Then I folded it in half, hot-dog style, and stitched up two sides at a seam allowance of 3/8 inch. Basically what you will get is tubes with a small opening at the top.
|The cut fabric|
|stitched and ready to fill|
|Neck warmer, stitched 2 sides|
|Eye masks, stitched 3 sides|
Then, it's time to mix the filler. You will need:
A large mixing bowl and spoon
A lot of rice
Your favorite essential oil (I used lavender and vitamin E)
Mix a bag of rice and about 4-5 drops of oil thoroughly. That's it! You are ready to fill.
And of course, I forgot to take a final picture again. But here is what you do to finish these off:
Fold under the ends about 1/2 inch and topstitch as close to the top end as you can. This will seal off the opening and finish your project. Don't forget to include a card with instructions! To make these cold, simply place them in the freezer. To make them hot, place the eye mask in the microwave for 30-60 seconds. To make the neck warmer hot, place in the microwave for 1-2 minutes. And enjoy!