If you read my last post, you might remember, I mentioned I am a full blown nightmare if I don’t get enough sleep. And enough sleep is 8 hours. None of this 7.5 hour bullshit. It’s pure crankiness, I inherited it from my Nana.
Tom really likes to watch movies or play games on the iPad before bed so I made this mask a few months ago to keep out the light. Best idea ever! I made mine in a pinch, thinking, it would do for a few weeks and then I could go buy one, but it’s worked so great, I have had no desire to go spend the money. This works really well if you scraps laying around your house!
16in x 10in velvet
16in x 10in fabric
16in x 10in batting
Needle and thread
1. Find a template, I used one from here, but you can find them all over the place! You can even create your own! Cut out your template.
2. Stack your velvet, fabric and batting. With your template pinned to the top, cut along the edge.
3. Organize your layers with the batting on the bottom, the velvet facing right side up and then the fabric facing right side down. Similar to above but the fabric would be reversed. Sew along the edges leaving room on either side for the elastic and enough room on one end to turn inside out.
4. When you have finished sewing, turn the mask inside out. You should now see the batting is in the middle and fabric and velvet are both facing the right direction.
5. Using a whipstitch, close your gaps, still leaving room for your elastic.
6. Measure the elastic against your head to fin a comfortable length. Then sew either end into the mask. Make sure it’s very secure.