My health means that I often have to take an afternoon nap as I’m just so exhausted all the time. Our bedroom is the lightest room in the house so a daytime nap is tricky when you’re laying in full sunshine! I had a look online at eyemasks and decided I could make my own instead.
I’ve created a downloadable pattern so you can make one too! I have used a sewing machine for mine but you could easily hand sew this if you don’t have a machine. This pattern is for personal use only, please do not use the pattern to make things to sell. Thank you.
You will need
- Felt – main colour plus darker accent colour and some black.
- Thread the same colour as the main fabric colour
- Black embroidery thread
You can download the pattern here – Right click, save as
Cut out the felt using the pattern. The black won’t be visible but it helps block out the light.
Sew the accent colour felt triangles to one of the main pieces as shown.
Pin one end of the elastic to the side of the black fabric then put the mask on your face, wrap the elastic round the back of your head and pin into place on the other side so that you get the perfect fit. Sew the elastic in place.
Put all the layers together with the plain felt at the back, the black in the middle and the piece with the triangles on the front. Sew around the edge. I used a zigzag stitch.
Embroider the black eye lines on with black thread.
Trim any loose thread and then you’re done!