Create a beautiful eye mask in as little as 20 minutes! Perfect for cosy nights in and sleepovers with the girls!
I found some lovely slightly elasticated lace which worked brilliantly and was prettier than using plain elastic.
Eye Mask Tutorial
Step 1: First cut all your pieces out – I traced round an old eyemask and then cut out 2 pieces in my fabric and one in some cotton batting / wadding (if you don’t have one then you can print out this 20 Minute Eyemask Template on A4). Then cut a 32cm piece of elasticated lace.
Step 2: Lay one piece of patterned fabric face up. Pin the lace halfway up on each side (I tried to gather the excess lace within the pin so I didn’t accidentally sew it!)
Step 3: Lay the second piece of patterned fabric face down on top of the first piece you pinned the lace to.
Step 4: On top of this whole pile lay the piece of batting and pin.
Step 5: Flip the mask over so the batting is on the bottom and start sewing about an inch to the right of the middle (this is so you can leave a gap at the top as you will need to turn it right side out).
Step 6: Sew all the way around and then stop just before the middle so that you leave about a 1 inch gap at the top.
Step 7: Turn right side out.
Step 8: Give it a good iron and fold down the fabric into the gap (same width as the seam) so it’s easier to sew. Hand-stitch the gap closed.
And there you have it – a really easy eye mask, and done in so little time you can make them for all your friends!
Happy crafting 🙂