So you can probably tell by now that I'm OBSESSED with animal print, right?
Well, I had this leopard print skirt that ended up being far too short in the back (weeps!)
so I repurposed it into this gorgeous sleep mask. And if you have any scrap fabric, you can, too!
- Small amount (like less than 1/4 yd) of any fabric you have. Since this is going on your eyes you want it to be something comfy. This one is jersey but a satin-y polyester would be a good choice too.
- Scrap paper
- 1" Elastic
- The lace is optional. I just had it left over and thought it would be a cute touch.
- The sewing machine is also optional. If you can hand stitch a zig zag stitch you don't need one. If not, AND you don't have a sewing machine, you can use fabric glue. Sewing it will serve you longer, though.
1. Fold paper in half. Use a curved ruler or jar or anything circular you have to draw a semicircle within about 1/4 of the folded half of the paper. Don't close the circle, draw lines up to edge of folded line. Cut out.
3. Cut out fabric.
4. If you are using lace, wrap your elastic in lace, pin along the length of the elastic and sew the ends with a zigzag stitch. Then sew a zigzag stitch along the length of the elastic. Be sure not to pull the elastic to taut so that it does not gather. Don't worry about finishing the edges as they will be hidden inside the mask.
6. After you have pulled all the fabric through the opening you left use a blind hem stitch to close it up and attach the other end of the elastic. If you need a quick overview of how to do a blind hem stitch, click here. If you used lace this is how it should look when turned right side out.
Yay for really bad quality webcam photos!
I hope you have tons of fun making this!