The pillowcases were such a hit last week, I thought I’d give all of you a little something extra to go with them…Sleeping Masks!
We made these sleeping masks in a free online class I hosted awhile back, so there are a lot of you here that maybe haven’t seen them.
They literally take minutes to make, and will eat up your stash!
Nikki, In Stitches
- Sleeping mask pattern (Click here to print and then cut out the pattern: Sleeping Mask Pattern)
(This is the perfect project to use your scraps! Not only your odd cut little pieces of cotton, but also the trimmings from your quilt batting!)
- Straight pins
- 3/8″ wide elastic (cut to a piece 13″ long)
- Sewing machine and basic sewing supplies
- Iron and ironing board
- 1/4″ wide double fold bias tape (cut to a piece 20″ long)
1. Cut pattern shape 3 times, once from each of your coordinating cotton prints, and once from your batting. Layer them together with the wrong sides of your cotton together, batting in between, as in the picture below.
2. Pin elastic to back of sleeping mask at each edge.
3. Open bias tape. Pin raw edge of bias tape along the back of the mask, all the way around the perimeter.
NOTE: For a finished look, fold over the last 1/2″ of bias tape, and press. Layer as in the close up pictures below. If you’re familiar with sewing a quilt binding, this technique for hiding raw edges should look familiar!
4. Sew in ditch of first bias tape fold, all the way around.
5. Fold bias tape over to the front of the mask, so that the folded edge falls just over the machine stitched seam. Hand stitch in place.
6. Hand tack elastic at each end of the back of the mask so that it goes ”out.” See the pictures below for help with placement!
I want to appliqué sleeping eye lashes on one side…. Cut with my silhouette! 🙂
Judyth!! I LOVE THAT IDEA!
You have to send pics!!
This is so cute! (And, I need one!) Would you mind if I featured your tutorial on my blog? I would be using my own photos of my project, but linking back to your tutorial!
Christine! Your comment slipped through the cracks and I’m just seeing it!
Go right ahead and share! Thanks so much for the link back!!
Kelly salazar says
I have a question about the silhouette versus the cricut? Would you be able to answer that?
I’ve never used a Cricut so I’m not sure I’m the best person to make a comparison, but I can certainly answer any questions you may have about the Silhouette!!
I just started sewing and i was searching for ideas.
Then i found this one.
And it turned out so well (with my skills?)
Thank you for the nice idea!!!
I promise it gets easier!
The best thing to do is just practice!!