Sewing Lessons: Beginner Project- Eye Pillow (Part 2)

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In this video you will learn the basics of starting a beginner sewing project. The project featured in this video is an eye pillow. Eye pillows are filled with flax seed and essential dried herbs like lavender, spearmint, chamomile, etc.They are easy and fun to make and they make great gifts! You will learn how to piece the front of your eye pillow using strips of three different fabrics and how to choose the silky backing of your eye pillow so it goes on smooth and relaxing over your eyelids. This video takes you from choosing your cotton fabrics to prepping your strips for sewing. This video (Part 2) learn how to finish cutting your fabric and prepare the entire project for sewing. See Part 3 to learn how to sew your eye pillow together, how to fill it with your herbs, flax seed, rice, etc., and also how to finish it off with a simple hand stitching technique known as a whip stitch.
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28 Comments

  1. shah shimo says:

    thanks for great video

  2. fazzypaw says:

    Thank you! Great video!

  3. Libratarot says:

    Great teaching, thank you!!!

  4. I am happy I found this channel. Thanks for the beginners lessons.

  5. Alexa Bayles says:

    where do ur get that yellow cuter siccer thing ? šŸ™‚

  6. that is a rotary cutter. You can get one at wal-mart or any local craft store.

  7. @devrenee2 I don't have any experience with that specific model or machine. Check your tension settings… read your manual to make sure its set to the right number. You may want to call the customer service line that is mentioned in the manual for that machine. Good luck!

  8. @devrenee2 Any 100% cotton fabric would be best to start with. You can buy some cheap fabric at a big store and play with that until you get the hang of it.

  9. @devrenee2 You should watch my "getting started" video. You have to follow a guide on your machine. Either the edge of your presser foot or one of the marking lines on the throat plate of your machine. If you feed the fabric straight you should get straight stitches. Make sure your presser foot is down so the fabric is clamped down and isn't moving all over the place by itself. Good luck.

  10. kibbles1966 says:

    Hi Vanessa: I just started sewing and was looking to find videos that taught me how to sew an envelope cover. By far, you have the best instructional video that I was able to find. You are very detail. Can you do a video on how to make/sew a cover for a bolster/neck roll pillow with piping? Thanks!

  11. Sasha K says:

    Excellent tut I love your step by step.

  12. glampie05 says:

    I accidently forgot to buy pins , is there a subsitute i can use to do this?

  13. @glampie05 You could just hold it steady and sew slowly to make sure the fabric doesn't move on you as you sew. You could also use a regular craft glue stick and just dab the fabric lightly so it will hold in place as you sew. Be sure not to put too much. You just want a little dot here and there to help you keep the edges together. Hope this helps! Happy sewing!

  14. where can you buy the pins because i tried the swapmeet and they didnt know what i was talking about?

  15. @SNOOPY5922 You can buy sewing pins pretty much anywhere… I've even seen them at my local supermarket. Try stores like walmart, target, any craft or fabric shop, Michael's, etc.

  16. @hgutty121 It's called a rotary cutter and any local craft or fabric store has it. Watch my video on "Cutting Basics" where I go over the basic cutting supplies you need with it. Hope this helps. :o)

  17. 85babycakes says:

    @glampie05 Im pretty sure youv got some by now, but i use paper clips.

  18. chinewmarie says:

    It was great seeing you on ABC! I really want a sewing machine sooo bad! do you have any suggestion for a newbie learning to sew and quilt as to what is a good and cheap/affordable sewing machine? Thanks so much!

  19. chinewmarie says:

    @LouiseeJLS Thanks for your help! I am all the way in the states, Chicago to be exact, but I love her tuts! šŸ™‚ I have my eyes on the Brother 60 stitch machine…I just printed out the info for my Husband to get the hint that this is what I would like!!! lol! wish me luck…

  20. @MerryJ3000 Thanks so much! I appreciate that. I know exactly what you mean. I have been in classes where the instructors automatically assume you know the terminology, etc. I try not to assume the viewer knows anything and break it down as simple and straightforward as I can. Glad to see it's working!

  21. Amber Price says:

    This is great! Thank you very much!!

  22. @TheWondermom82 No problem! Happy sewing!

  23. @BadgeBunnyDiva haha.. no problem! Thanks and I'm glad you enjoy my videos.

  24. You are amazing, I am so glad I found your videos! I bought a sewing machine a few months ago but got so frustrated after a few tries of sewing a skirt (from a vintage pattern.. major fail on my part thinking I could just jump right into it not having any sewing experience). After watching a few of your awesome beginner videos I am fully motivated to try again! Thank you!

  25. Glad to help. Congrats on the new machine. Check out my other beginner videos. I have a ton! :o)

  26. adov says:

    your teaching videos are great. you explain everything very well, it's all super understandable. and not boring at all. keep up the great work, i look forward to your new videos!

  27. tianina619 says:

    What type of sewing machine do you use?

  28. tianina619 says:

    What type of sewing machine do you use?

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