I have a solid addiction to Pinterest. Combine this with my love of massage therapy and we have a massage therapy craft today.
I enjoy time with scissors, fabric, string, and my sewing machine. One of the gifts to my clients early in my career were homemade flax eye pillows. I understand not everyone has this same feeling about sewing. Today, no sewing machines required.
I have used these facerest covers for a few years. The idea came to me when I did not have time to buy disposible facerest covers for an event I was going to work at with my massage table. I had a ton of fleece from making those fleece knotted blankets. I got an idea to make “disposable” facerest covers out of this fabric. They work great during regular massage session, are very easy to make, and are quite economical (easily less than one dollar to make). I use them often as an extra bit of softness over the thinner cotton fitted covers.
What you need:
- Fleece, or other fabric (my favorite fabric is an ultra cuddle fleece)
- Washable Marker
- Something with a 90 degree angle that you do not mind getting marker on (I have a metal square)
- A helpful 4 year old (optional)
Use the facerest you currently use to check dimensions. For mine I cut a square to about 16in. x 16in, or a little larger.
Still confused? I understand. Sorry, this is my first craft tutorial. Below is a pattern I made.
P. S. I will have a sewing pattern tutorial up sometime soon.
P.S.S. You can 45 the upper two corners to make them look more like disposable facerest covers.
Would this work for the square face rests?
I would think so. You can always try with some scrap fabric or a paper towel at first.
Thank you for sharing, I am a biginner at sewing, but this doesn’t need sewing so it is amazing easy project for me. yayyyy!
hi thanks I did it and it works perfectly. I even bought a blanket at a thrift shop for 2 bucks and make 14 of them. peace and love laura
Cool! Looks very cost effective, and “massage face” preventing.
So glad I read this before purchasing more covers. Thanks for the diy nudge. What do you offer for C E. ? And where?
You’re welcome! The CEs are available online only at http://www.advancedmassagetechniques.com or http://www.floridamassage.com
This is a great idea. I love sewing and making things out of fabric. I am defiantly going to do the flees to go under the face cradle cover to make it more cushy.
They hold up very nicely! I still use these frequently over the plain and fitted white cotton covers.
Do they fray in the wash? whats the best material to use? I know what feels good but I mean as far as raw edges fraying? Guess u could always hem the raw edges! 🙂 Thanks for sharing!
Some minimally frayed when cutting, but I have not had any problems with the washing adding to it. Mine get washed plenty! I suppose it depends on the fabric. The edges are not perfect, but I still think the look just fine. I suppose you could finish the edges somehow, but I think this way creates less wrinkles and lines on the face during the massage.
How many yards make how many covers? Our office is getting together for a wine and cutting (face cover) party. I appreciate you sharing information like this. So helpful.
Hi Shannon – I would think you should be able to make 6-9 depending on the width of the fleece. Wine and face cradle cover party? That. Sounds. Amazing!
Oh and something I wanted to add….. Lately I have been using a rotary cutter with a healing board under it. It makes the cuts cleaner and the process goes faster.
What a great idea and fleece is soooo soft!
This is GREAT!! Thanks so much for sharing! 😉
You are welcome! Stop back and let me know how it goes and what you think!
Okay, it took me reading the directions and looking over the photos a couple times. And then I had an, “… OH!” moment where I finally got it. 🙂 Genius! And I just happen to have lots of spare fabric to play with. Thanks for this tutorial!
Yeah! I sat back and asked myself if the directions made sense while I was writing it. I had doubts. Glad to hear someone was able to comprehend my first massage craft project. Hopefully more to come! Let me know how it goes for you!