Is it bed time yet?
There’s something about these cold winter days that makes me want to snuggle up and hibernate all day.
So today I thought I would share a dreamy DIY to help you snooze the days away. This DIY eye mask is really simple to make and great for beginners if you are wanting to learn how to sew. You can either use a sewing machine for a super quick make or it can be hand stitched too.
Why not add some painted lashes to your mask for a personalised touch that will take ‘do not disturb’ to a whole new level of style.
Here’s how I made my own DIY snooze eye mask…
Elastic or ribbon
Sewing machine and thread
Scissors, tape measure and chalk
Fabric paint and paint brushes
To start making my mask I measured my face from hair line to hair line right across my eyes and bridge of my nose (this was approx 20cm). I then used this measurement to draw out the rough shape of the mask with some chalk on my chosen fabric.
Top tip: Using tailors chalk to draw out your mask shape makes it really easy to rub out any mistakes.
Next I cut out two layers of fabric following the template I had drawn out. The next measurement I took was around the back of my head from ear to ear and used this to cut a piece of elastic to size (mine was 30cm). To attach the elastic to the mask I trapped one end in-between the layers of fabric and pinned the rest of the mask to keep the two pieces together. I then began to sew the mask around the edges, catching the elastic as I went along. Once I reached the other side of the mask, I tucked the remaining end of elastic into place and sewed up the opening.
To personalised my mask I grabbed my chalk again and started to draw some simple eyelashes on the front of the mask. Once I was happy with my design I used some copper fabric paint tracing the lines I had just drawn. I then left my mask to dry and gave it a quick press with the iron once it was fully dried.
How simple was that?! I love how quick but effective this DIY is, I think I might make a few more to give as gifts. These would make a great surprise for Mothers day or to give to friends on Valentines.
Who would you make one for?
How cosy does this one look?
I was on a roll so I decided to make a second mask using the same method but with a faux sheepskin fabric this time. I backed this one with a plain cotton so the fluffy side didn’t irritate my eyes and only added one eyelash for a winking look. 😉
That’s the best bit about craft, if you can’t buy exactly what you are looking for you can always make it! Any fabric, any colour it’s up to you!
Which is your favourite?
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