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My tutorial is for scented pillows which are very easy and a quick stocking filler. These are great for putting in drawers or if you scent it with lavender they can assist with sleep and relaxation.
Ribbon (if you want to make a ribbon pillow)
Water Soluble Pen (optional)
1 lb or 450g Rice (uncooked)
For the pillow:
Cut 2 pieces of fabric 51/2"x31/2"
For patchwork: Cut 4 pieces 11/4"x11/2" (or if you are making a few pillows, cut strips of 11/4" wide)
For stripes: Cut 2 pieces 11/2"x31/2"
For ribbon: Cut 2 lengths at 31/2"
Step 1: Mix uncooked rice with 15 drops of essential oils in a zip lock bag. Allow the rice to sit for a couple of hours to dry.
Step 2. Sew patchwork or stripes together. For patchwork sew the 11/2" edges together and press seams. For stripes sew 31/2" edges together and press seams. (seam allowance is 1/4" throughout)
Step 3. With your pen mark each long side 1/4" in from edge and press along that line.
Step 4. With one piece of pillow fabric, right side up, pin patchwork 21/4" in from the left side and top stitch along each side. Or for the stripes, pin 2" in from the left side and top stitch along each side.
For the ribbon I placed the first strip 11/2" in from the left edge and allowed 1/4" gap in between.
Step 5. Pin pillow fabric, good sides together, and mark 3/4" in from each edge on one short end. This will be your guide on where to start and end stitching. Sew from top right corner around to your other pin.
Step 6. Trim corners off and turn out the right way. You can use a stuffing tool or a chopstick as I do to push your corners out.
Step 7. Press pillow, making sure the opening is pressed inwards.
Step 8. Add scented rice to the pillow. I used approx 1/4 cup.
Then all that's left to do is wrap your pillows.