This is the time of year to really focus on self-care. That means something different to everyone, and I do encourage everyone to make a list that they can refer to when they are feeling the need to recalibrate. My favorite routine for a DIY self-care night would be a hot bath with these homemade bath melts. As I am relaxing, I might apply the charcoal facemask to give my skin a mini detox. After the bath, my favorite part of the evening routine is to put on my headphones tuned to my favorite playlist or meditation and relax with this DIY eye pillow.

Learn to sew DIY eye pillows

Eye can feel the stress melting away

Stress can take a toll on our mental health and overall wellbeing. So it is really important to practice self-care as well as self-compassion. This could mean trying something new, making time for an activity you love, or even just taking a few minutes to meditate and rest your eyes. Our DIY eye pillow is a simple way to slow down, ease any tension you may be feeling, and unwind for a bit. 

To help you feel even more relaxed, I’ve included lavender buds in my DIY eye pillow. Lavender is something I often use in my homemade bath and beauty recipes as I not only love the smell but find it very calming. In addition to lavender, I fill my eye pillows with small seeds. Either millet seeds or flax seeds work well since both are small and feel soft on the eyes.

For the inner fabric, I used quilting cotton that is pre-washed and for the outer fabric, I used a washed silk. Both fabrics can be recycled and you can use an old silk scarf or blouse as well for your eye pillow. During my live tutorial, I will show you how to sew these fabrics together as well as how to do a french seam for a clean, finished look. 

I hope you enjoy our DIY eye pillow! If you make one for yourself, be sure to let us know how it goes and share your finished project with us by tagging @liagriffith or #MadeWithLia on Instagram. This would also make a great Mother’s Day gift — and you can even make a pretty crepe paper lavender plant or some lavender bath salts to go with it. Happy crafting!



  • 1 Cup Flax or Millet Seeds
  • 1/4 Cup Lavender Buds
  • Quilting Cotton (Pre-washed)
  • Silk Charmeuse (Pre-washed)
  • Matching Thread
  • Wash Away Wonder Tape

DIY eye pillows
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