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I’m a lifelong sufferer of migraines so believe me when I say I’ve tried every trick in the book to get rid of them. Coke and Motrin, pressure points, aromatherapy, turmeric…yup, I’ve tried them all. I’ve figured out that the only thing that works for my migraines is sleeping it off in a dark room with cold compresses either on the back of my head or eyes. Lucky for me, this Weighted Headache Eye Pillow totally helps me out!
Weighted Headache Eye Pillow
- Coordinating Cuddle Fabrics (I used Adornit Leaf Garland)
- Solarize Interfacing
- Poly Pellets
- Hook & Loop Tape
- Sewing Machine/Supplies
- “Weighted Headache Eye Pillow” Free Pattern
Step 1. Use the free pattern to cut out all the pieces. (Disregard the two pattern pieces for the cooling pad in the picture above! Decided to change the pattern to one long eye pillow instead.) Fold over the top seam of the main pouch and sew close to the edge. Cut two 5″ x 8″ straps, fold over, and sew along 2 edges (leaving one short side open to flip right side out.) All seam allowances for this tutorial will be 1/4″.
Step 2. Layer the sewn straps in between the two main pouch panels, pin, and sew around the edge lower edges, taking care not to accidentally catch the straps.
Step 3. Use pattern to cut two pieces of Solarize interfacing. With the silver sides facing each other, sew around the edge with a 1/4″ seam allowance. Don’t forget to leave a small opening to turn right side out. Use or make a small funnel to fill the entire bag with Poly-Pellets. When packed full, sew the small opening closed by hand.
Step 4. Cut appropriately sized hook & loop tape and sew on the strap ends.
And there you have it, you have officially sewn a Weighted Headache Eye Pillow! Go ahead and pop the weighted insert in the freezer right now so that you’re instantly ready when the next migraine hits. I’ll probably make a couple more insert bags to keep cold just in case I need to switch them out or want to apply an additional cold pack to the back of my neck. I love that the cuddle fabric is the perfect weight to insulate slightly so it doesn’t feel like I’m getting freezer burn on my eyes. Hope this tutorial gives my fellow migraine sufferers some much needed relief!