Fall is here and that means it’s sadly staying darker outside longer in the morning. This is horrible news because getting up in the dark is the worst! I’m already starting the countdown until spring (162 days, BTW).
Andy gets up for work much earlier than me and since it’s apparently unreasonable for me to ask him to wear a camping headlamp while getting ready, he usually has to turn on a light. So, I decided to make this DIY eye mask so I can keep snoozing and he can pick out matching socks.
Want to make one too? Let’s get started!
- Eye Mask PDF Sewing Pattern
- Fat Quarter of Fabric (mine is a vintage sheet I found on Etsy)
- Fleece Batting
- Fold Over Elastic (FOE)
- General Sewing Supplies
One: Download the Eye Mask PDF Sewing Pattern here and use it to cut 2 pieces from the fabric and one piece from the fleece batting.
Two: Determine the amount of elastic necessary to keep the eye mask on snugly. Mine was 12 inches. Baste stitch the short edges of the elastic to the right side of one of the fabric pattern pieces.
Three: Place the pattern pieces right sides together making sure that the elastic is kept in the middle and then place that on top of the fleece batting pattern piece. Pin.
Four: Stitch with a 3/8 inch seam allowance around the edges, leaving a 2 inch hole at the top.
Five: Turn the eye mask right side out and press.
Six: Tuck the seam allowance into the hole that was used to turn the eye mask and edge stitch around the eye mask.
And that’s it! Super easy!
Disclaimer: This post and the corresponding DIY eye mask tutorial were created as part of my partnership with Elna and their On Loan / Boutique Designers program. But, as always, the content and thoughts expressed in this post are my own. To learn more about my genuine love of Elna, check out this post here.