Hey hey makers!
How are you doing today? I hope you are all feeling great because I'm feeling happy and excited! Today, I will teach you how to make a sleep mask. I found this project very useful and fun because every girl needs her beauty sleep! The best thing about this projects is that it's not hard to make. Since I'm a beginner, I always try to look for cool and useful projects that are not that complicated. I think this one was a success!
Well, let's begin with this fun adventure!
2 pieces of cotton fabric (12'' x 6.5'') each
1 1/2" x 34'' strip of fabric
10" Elastic band
Batting (12'' x 6.5'')
Rik rak trim (you can use any trim for decoration)
Template (click here to download)
1. Print the template, cut it and then pin it to both pieces of fabric you'll be using.
2. Proceed to cut the fabric around the shape that you have pinned. It will look like this.
3.Pin the fabric to the batting and cut out along the edges of the fabric (follow the same shape).
After cutting it should look like this!
4. Pin your 1 1/2" x 34" strip all the way across and sew the right sides together on the edge. This will be the strap of your mask.
5. Once you have sewed the edge of the strip turn it inside out. Pin a safety pin to a elastic band and insert it . Pin a safety pin to a elastic band and insert it into one of the ends of the fabric tube. Start moving the elastic through the tube, letting the fabric bunch along it. Keep doing it until you get to the other end of the tube. I suggest pinning the other end so the elastic doesn't move.
6.Sew the elastic to the fabric at both ends of the tube. By doing this you will ensure that the elastic stays spread across.
7. Now, it's time to start sewing your mask! Place right sides of your mask together with the batting on the back of one of the fabrics. Also, make sure to place the elastic tube in the middle of the fabrics (like a sandwich). Then, pin the edges together. Sew a straight stitch all around the edges of the mask. Make sure to leave a 2.5" open hole to be able to flip the fabrics.
8. This is how it should look after you sew the mask.
9. After, sewing all around the edges, you will flip the mask right side out. Then, you will sew the open hole by using a needle and thread with an invisible hand stitch.
10. Make sure to iron your mask when you finish. This will give it a smooth and nice look.
And VOILA! This is how the sleep mask will look! I added some decoration to it so it will look fun and cute. You can do the same. Just cut two 3'' rik rak trim ( or any other decorative trim) and hot glue them in the middle of the mask and they will look like sleepy eyes. :) Oh! In case you guys loved the fabric, I used Hello Ollie Fabrics by Bonnie Christine.
I hope you all enjoyed!