If you are wondering about How To Make Yoga Eye Bags? Then this article is for you. Here, we take you through the simple step by step process to help understand How To Make Yoga Eye Bags. Stay Tuned.
Eye bags are a wonderful way to enhance your meditation while feeling that calm and quiet. They are known to reduce sensory stimulation, relax the tense muscles around the eyes and face, and promote deep relaxation.
Yoga Eye Bags Usage
You can use them for meditation, savasana, and naps. For the safety of your eyes and maintenance of hygiene, it is best to have your own eye bag that you can keep at home, or carry it to your yoga class. You should choose a fabric that is easier on the eyes, that do not irritate your eyes or skin and has a washable cover by which you can regularly remove dust and the yoga sweat.It will hardly take you about 20 minutes to make an eye bag and the best part you do not have to take a trip to the fabric store and spend a fortune for it. You can make it out of stuff you can find around the house.
For the fabric, you can cut up an old pillowcase or t-shirt, and to provide that soothing touch that we love in an eye bag you can use flax, rice, lentils, buckwheat, or other available options in the pantry. The measurements given here are most definitely not fixed. You can change it according to your preference.
Things you'll require To Make Your Eye Bag
#1 100% cotton fabric (1/2 yard that has been washed, dried, and ironed)
#2 Rotary cutter or scissor
#3 Clear quilting ruler
#4 Cutting mat
#6 Sewing machine
#8 Measuring cups
#9 2 cups buckwheat hulls
#10 1/2 cup dried lavender or chamomile or lemon balm
#11 Needle and thread
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Step By Step Procedure How To Make Yoga Eye Bags
You need to cut the fabric into rectangles, with the help of a rotary cutter or a scissor. Use the rotary cutter/scissor and an acrylic ruler to cut two 5″ x 9″ rectangles of fabric.
You can use two contrasting pieces of fabric to create a more colourful, mixed-pattern design. This totally depends on you and how you choose to do it. You can go for monochrome too.
For your next step, you need to pin the fabric by positioning with the right sides together and you have to pin the edges of the fabric.
Iron the fabric to smoothen the wrinkles if there's any, then use straight pins to secure the pieces of fabric together with the printed sides or the monochrome colour facing in.
Next, you will have to sew around the edges of the fabric, stitching it properly. Use a pair of pins to mark a 3 inch opening along one edge of the fabric rectangle, and then use a sewing machine for stitching along the remaining edges on all four sides, 1 inch in. Once done you need to carefully trim the excess cloth from each corner to help the corners stay crisp when the pouch is flipped out.
Now turn the fabric pouch right-side-out and leave one edge of the cloth open. Use your fingers to make sure the corners are fully extended.
Use a funnel to fill your fabric eye bag with 2 cups of buckwheat hulls/rice/flax seeds/lentils and ¼ cup lavender/chamomile/lemon balms. Lavender is soothing, relaxing and eases headaches.
Chamomile is calming, relaxing, and is said to keep bad dreams away. Lemon balm relieves stress, keeps anxious and nervous feelings, insomnia, stress, and headaches at bay.
This is quite the final step where you have to sew the opening of your eye bag shut. When you are done, give your pillow a shake to distribute the lavender proportionately.
This is an optional step where you can decorate your eye bag by putting up the desired embellishment or ornamentation. Use a needle and thread to do that.
Video Tutorial To Make Eye Bags
Here is a very handy video tutorials that will guide you on how to make yoga eye bags at home. Enjoy.
The Eye bag is now ready for use. To use your eye bag, simply place it over your eyes, breathe deeply, relax and enjoy. The eye bags are great at the end of a yoga session during relaxation (Savasana).
It helps to ease any tension around the eyes, allowing the muscles in the face to relax more. And with a wonderful lavender scent, the aroma itself is relaxing too. It is very easy to make, and because they are small you could sew them by hand too if you haven’t got a sewing machine.