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Thursday, January 24, 2013

DIY Kitty sleep mask




Ingredients:
Two fabrics of your choice, a pretty one for the front and a silky/ soft one that would be nice to have against your eyes.
Felt
Elastic

Equipment:
A sewing machine
Pins
A white pencil
Hand needles
Thread to match your fabric
Scissors

1.   Get out your felt and draw the mask shape out with a white pencil or tailors chalk, I already have a face mask so I used that for the template and then added the ears. When adding the ears I would make them bigger than you actually want them, as when you sew the fabric it will make them a lot smaller and less defined. Once you have a basic shape fold it in half down the centre to ensure that the mask is symmetrical. And cut around the shape. This felt pattern is the size of the final mask so make sure you are happy with the sizing.


2.       Cut your two fabrics about 2cm bigger than your felt mask to allow for the stitching
3.       I quilted the front of my eye mask but that is optional. When doing this the spotty fabric was really handy as the lines between the dots made it easy to make sure I was sewing in a straight line. If you are not quilting then I would lightly tack around the outside of the felt to keep it in place. 


4.       Measure the elastic around your own head, cut to size and pin to the front of your mask. Sew the ends to the mask, either by hand or with machine. Making sure it is in the 2cm allowance of fabric.

5.       Pin the backing fabric to your mask so it faces the front of your mask, this is so you can sew the mask neatly and hide the stitching within the mask. Make sure your elastic is tucked well inside the mask so it is not sewed into the outside of the mask. 

6.     Sew around the outside of the mask leaving a good inch at one side, I left a space where the elastic was on one side.
7.       Turn the mask out and poke the ears out with the pencil. Hand sew the side you left open so you could turn out the mask and you are finished!


And you get to go to bed feeling like Batman/ Catwoman . There is absolutely nothing wrong with that!


I hope you liked this tutorial! Just as a warning, this gets a bit addictive, since making this cat mask I have been thinking of other ears that would be cute on a sleep mask, like bear ears or a giraffe if you are being adventurous.

With love from,

Emma x

21 comments:

  1. OMG it looks so nice i will try!
    you are so creative, good girl (:

    nasty-lady.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks honey! If you make one can you please show me a picture! I'd love seeing other peoples versions!

      Em x

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  2. I'm so making this!
    It kind of reminds me of Batman so I might put the logo on the front :D

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    1. Do it! If you need any further help just ask!
      Can you show me a picture of it once you have made it? I'd love to see it!

      Em x

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  3. Aaw this is really adorable! Thanks for sharing. xxx

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    1. Thank you Carly! I'm glad you like!!

      Em x

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  4. Cute, it would make an amazing gift!
    Katie xx
    http://gravityandshe.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. For those who like cats! Not for those crazies that like Dogs more!

      Em x

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  5. You are so talented! I was far too lazy and brought a sleep mask!

    Emma
    x


    www.the-fashion-underdog.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I bought one too, mine is like the one from Breakfast at tiffany's! What is yours like?

      Em x

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  6. Great post. Nice atmosphere on your blog. I like it here. ;]
    Feel free to visit my blog. New images.
    If you like my picture like me on the fan page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/In-another-light/413836138693856
    I will be extremely grateful.

    Have a nice weekend. Yours. ;)

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    1. Thanks, I aim for a nice atmosphere! I am glad you like it here!

      I'll check now!

      Em x

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  7. Such a cute pretty idea, if i hadnt just bought one id be jumpin on to this idea!

    Pipp xx
    pippjones281190.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. You have one too! Do you find sleeping in it weird? Never woken up with it still on!

      Em x

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  8. hehe this is so cute!!
    need this for plane rides :)

    -Marsa
    The DayLee Journal"

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    1. It would be good for plane journeys! You could pretend to be asleep when the food came around! Everyone would be jealous, definitely!

      Em x

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  9. i thought it was a bra for a second lol very creative! nice DIY tutorial love <3

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    1. A cat shaped bra would be FUN! Great idea Kri!

      Em x

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  10. This is so cute! <3 PS. I started following you! Follow me back? x

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    1. I am glad you like it Suzanne! I will check you out now.

      E x

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  11. This is so cute! great DIY :D

    www.violetdaffodils.com
    xx

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