How to Make a Sleep Mask
Why not enjoy a spa day in your own home? This eye mask set using Joules fat quarters is sure to help you relax. It's a fantastic project for beginners and creates a lovely accessory that's ideal for gifting.
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Project and instructions by @sew__jessali.
Full range of Joules fabrics available in our stores from April 12th 2021.
You will need
How to make
Cut a piece of 20mm elastic the length of the back of your head from ear to ear, then add 2cm to this length. If making it for someone else, cut a piece 36cm long. Cut a rectangular piece of fabric that measures (elastic width x 2 (+2cm)) x (Elastic Length + 10cm). So for a 36cm length of 20mm elastic, cut a fabric strip that is 6cm x 46cm.
Fold your fabric strip in half length ways and pin down the long edge.
Sew down this long edge, for ease later on, sew slightly shy of 10mm. Attach a safety pin to one end and feed it down the centre to turn the fabric tube the right way around. Press it flat with the seam line down the centre.
Attach a safety pin to one end of your elastic and feed it down the centre of your fabric strip. This is tricky, so take your time to stretch and feed as you go.
Once the elastic lines up with each end, pin and sew the ends securely. Stretch the whole piece flat, then let go to evenly distribute gathers.
Next cut a piece of wadding that’s larger than your eye mask fabric. Lay this down with the ‘lining’ fabric piece facing up. Next get your elastic piece and line up each end down the centre, with the seam line facing the ‘lining’ piece. Make sure the elastic piece isn’t twisted. Then lay the ‘outer’ fabric piece on top, right sides facing.
Pin all these layers together. Make sure all raw edges are lined up. Make a 5cm gap in the top of the mask where it is slightly straighter.
Sew carefully all the way around leaving the marked gap in the top.
Cut your sewn mask piece from the wadding and use scissors to cut small slits all the way around the curved edges of your mask.
Using the gap you left in the top, turn the whole mask the right way around. Give it a good press to make the edges neat.
Pin the gap closed and sew around the whole mask, close to the edge, sewing the gap shut in the process. Take your time. Give everything a final press to finish.
Cut two rectangles of fabric that measures 30 x 20cm. You may want to play with the pattern placement and have a different fabric for each.
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