Here’s how

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Eye mask con­tents

In a bowl, mix the flaxseeds and dried laven­der. If laven­der isn’t your thing, use an es­sen­tial oil. Put flaxseeds and oil in a bowl (the amount will de­pend on the oil), mix with a metal spoon and let the scent in­fuse the seeds. Put bowl aside un­til you are ready to use.

STEP 1 Print out the eye mask shape (see di­a­gram), pin it onto the fab­ric front, back and wad­ding. Cut around eye mask shape, giv­ing your­self an ex­tra 2cm all the way around for the seam al­lowance.

STEP 2 Place the fab­ric right sides to­gether and wad­ding on top of the satin, pin in place.

STEP 3 Mea­sure your head (or guess if it’s a gift) and cut the rib­bon, re­mem­ber­ing to have ex­tra length to be able to tie a bow to se­cure mask on your head.

STEP 4 Fold rib­bon length in half and cut – you should have 2 equal-sized lengths.

STEP 5 Sew around mask, leav­ing an open­ing on each side for the rib­bon to fit.

STEP 6 Pull the eye mask through one of the open­ings so that it is now right side fac­ing out and wad­ding in­side.

STEP 7 Place the rib­bon in one end and sew the open­ing up.

STEP 8 Us­ing the fun­nel in the other open­ing spoon in a few tea­spoons of the laven­der and flaxseed mix­ture.

STEP 9 Place the rib­bon in the open­ing and sew up the open­ing.

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