Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Tuesday Threads with Karen - Sleep Mask!

I've been sewing again... this month, I'm sharing a sleep mask!  And of course, I knew that Art Impressions had this wonderful image in the Pamper Yourself set (AiCS31)... so I made a matching card.
I adore quick and easy gift projects, and this one is no exception, the whole thing came together in under an hour.  I'm using the Art Impressions Shop Hop fabrics designed by Bonnie Krebs, available through Henry Glass Co.
I started with a sheet of paper folded in half, sketched out what I wanted the mask to look like, then added a 1/4" seam allowance to make my pattern.  I picked two of the patterns from the fabric collection, and cut out the mask shape.  I cut a piece of Therm O Web's Heat n Bond Fusible Fleece just a little larger.
 I pinned a length of eyelet lace around the mask, so that it would get sandwiched between the layers when I sewed them all together.  I cut a piece of 1/4" elastic long enough to fit around my head when it's attached to the mask, cut a piece of pink seam binding about 6" longer, and threaded the elastic through it to form the strap.
I left a 2" opening when I sewed the front and back together, to be able to turn it inside out, and then slip stitched it shut with a needle & thread.  And there you have it!  Here is what the reverse looks like (the mask is reversible!):
And here is a closer look at my card:
I hope you have time to do a little sewing, and if you do - try making a sleep mask!

1 comment:

Allie said...

Cute idea! Do you suppose you could put in some lavender or something between the fabrics? What a great gift this could be!


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