If you’re having trouble drifting off to sleep, then I have a tutorial for you! Ever since I watched Breakfast at Tiffany’s as a little girl, the sleep mask has been an icon of fashionable and functional sleepwear. I decided to try my hand at making my very own stylish sleep mask: this I give you my tutorial.
What You’ll Need:
- 1 fat quarter of cute fabric
- Some iron on stabilizer
- Sheet of paper
- Pencil or pen
- 1/2 a yard of fleece
- 6-9 inches of elastic
- Other necessary sewing accouterments
- Start by folding the paper in half vertically
- Draw a half of a sleep mask shape on your paper (you can use an old sleep mask or free hand it using measurements of your face.
- Note: be sure to add at least a half inch of seam allowance on the sleep mask paper pattern (this is a mistake I often make when sewing).
- Cut out the paper pattern and pin it onto the patterned fabric.
- Cut out the patterned fabric and set it aside. Note: I ironed on some iron on stabilizer to the back of this fabric to give it more structure and strength.
- Cut out a 1.5 ft. by 2.5 in. strip of fabric (this will be the headband make sure it fits around your head to the corner of both your eyes with several inches to spare on each side)! Set aside.
- Pin the pattern to the fleece and cut out a fleece piece. Set it aside.
- (Optional) pin black piping all the way around the edge of the patterned piece, and baste it (remove pins).
- Fold the headband in half lengthwise, right sides together. Sew it along the open edge (leave the two smaller ends open).
- Flip the headband inside out
- Clip a safety pin to the end of the elastic, then on the opposite end of the elastic, pin something large that won’t go through the small headband hole (I used scissors).
- run an elastic band inside of it (make sure it fits your head nicely).
- Sew each end of the headband closed so that it secures the elastic (this will cause the headband to ruffle a little bit).
- Pin the headband onto the inside of the eye mask so that no part of it sticks out (pin it on the right side).
- Sandwich the fleece and floral eye mask parts together and sew almost all the way around the edge (leave one part open so that you can turn it inside out again).
- Turn the mask inside out and hand sew the small opening closed with a needle and thread!
That concludes the tutorial for today! I hope you enjoyed this post, if so please give it a thumbs up, comment, or even subscribe to see more posts like this. I post twice a month (on the 15th and 30th of almost every month)!
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