This post contains affiliate links and/or images. I am jealous of my husband’s sleeping habits! He can sleep at a movie, a music festival (it happened), in a car, or anywhere you could imagine. He cannot sleep unless the TV is on, but the light bothers me. This makes it hard for me to sleep. To block the light, I made a No Sew Relaxing Sleep Pillow.
When my kids were little and they couldn’t fall asleep, I would use the No Sew Relaxing Sleep Pillow. It is easy to make and only takes a few inexpensive items. These also make a nice handmade gift!! You can also heat it up in the microwave and use it to relieve sore muscles.
All you need is:
- 1/4 yard of fabric (I choose flannel because it is nice and soft)
- Measuring tape
- Iron on tape
- Long grain rice
- Lavender oil
- Small bowl
Step 1:Pour 2 cups of rice into a bowl. Place 10 drops of lavender oil (adjust to your preference) and stir.
Step 2: Cut two pieces of fabric, 5″ x 10″
Step 3:Lay the 2 pieces of fabric, patterned side up, on top of each other. Place the iron on tape in between the 2 pieces of fabric on one end and the two long sides. Following the directions, iron the 3 sides together.
Step 4: Snip the tips of the fused corners.
Step 5: Turn the sleep pillow right side out. Using the spoon or small measuring cup, pour the rice into the sleep pillow. Don’t overfill the pillow.
Step 6: Fold the open side under and close with the iron on tape.
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