How To: Sew An Eye Mask – Free Pattern!

Raise your hands if you want to learn how to sew an eye mask. Eye masks are great if you need a little time to relax and unwind. They block out visual ‘noise’ around you as the darkness tricks your brain into the state of calm it associates with sleep.

Sew an Eye Mask Free Tutorial

Warning: Strangulation hazard, do not wear an eye mask when sleeping.

What You Will Need:

Minimum size for all the fabrics below: 25x13cm

A printed copy of the eye mask pattern

Cotton fabric(outer) We used fabrics from Dashwood Studio Our Planet

Fusible fleece (padding)

Smooth Plush fabric (backing)

1m 20mm wide Bias tape

50cm Velvet elastic ribbon

Thread


*Important Notes*

1.5 cm seam allowance throughout, unless directed.

For steps using machine sewing, always backstitch at the start & end unless otherwise stated.

Pre-wash your fabrics

Disclaimer – Strangulation hazard, do not wear an eye mask when sleeping.


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Step 1: Print and cut the pattern

Download the pattern here

Use the 1” test square to check the sizing. If the sizing is incorrect check print settings. Depending on the device used, select ‘actual size’ or deselect the ‘fit to page’ option.

Step 2: Cut your fabrics

Cut out the following:

1 Mask front

1 Padding piece

1 Mask back

Use pins to mark the elastic positions on the mask back.

Sew An Eye Mask Step 2

Step 3: Position the elastic

Cut the elastic to the required length (head measurement minus 19cm). Pin the ends of the elastic right sides together pointing outwards at the marked points. The right side of the velvet elastic ribbon is to be against your hair to provide traction and avoid slippage.

Sew An Eye Mask Step 3

Step 4: Apply the fusible fleece

Iron the wrong side of the mask front onto the fusible fleece.

Sew An Eye Mask Step 4

Step 5: Baste the piping

Baste the bias tape onto the front of the mask, clipping around the curves.

Sew An Eye Mask Step 5

Step 6: Assemble the mask

Pin the mask front and back right sides together and sew leaving a 5cm turning gap at the top.

Sew An Eye Mask Step 6

Step 7: Clip the curves

Clip the curves and trim the seam allowance to 1cm.

Sew An Eye Mask Step 7

Step 8: Finishing touches

Turn the mask out the right way and press.

Topstitch 3mm from the edge.

Sew An Eye Mask Step 8

Voila! You’re all done! We hope you feel proud of your accomplishment and will enjoy your new cushion.


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