Quick & easy eye mask – free sewing pattern

Hello, my crafty friends!

I have another free pattern plus video tutorial for you. This time I decided to revisit and update one of my older tutorials for a DIY eye mask. You can find the old blog post here.
Since I make a new eye mask for my partner regularly, I created a pdf pattern that can be reprinted whenever the old one is unusable. I am considering buying a laminator machine to laminate the pattern pieces so they can last longer and are easier to trace. If you have a favourite brand or a model please let me know!

Hand painted eye masks I’ve made three years ago.

An eye mask is a quick and beginner-friendly project, plus a fantastic fabric scrap buster! You can customize your eye masks by using a specific fabric, making an interesting embroidery design, using heat transfer vinyl, hand painting the fabric and so much more! I did not have time to hand paint the fabric, so I decided to use some fun leftover fabric from my other projects.

In my old tutorial, I used a bias binding to finish the edges, a batting to make the eye mask nice and fluffy and a regular 1″ elastic.
In this tutorial, I am showing you a different method of finishing the edges which require no binding, a much easier and quicker method in my opinion, plus you will learn how to make a casing for the elastic.

Supplies needed

You will need the following list of supplies:

Height / Width

  • 25 cm / 60 cm (10″ / 24″) external fabric – you will need less if you are not make the casing for the elastic. Use any type of fabric you want, but I would recommend using a fabric that will not damage or irritate your skin. I usually use a satin or soft cotton (like this Love blossom cotton poplin) on the side that will go against the skin.
  • when using lightweight, stretchy or fraying fabric you might want to fuse some woven interfacing to the wrong side of the fabric first. This will add a little bit of stability and will prevent the fabric from stretching and/or fraying.
  • If you want the eye mask to be nice and squashy add batting or fusible fleece to the wrong side of the fabric.
  • flat elastic (any width you prefer) – I cut it about 28 cm long, but you may need it longer or shorter depending on the elastic and your preference. Cut it longer at first, pin it to one eye mask piece and trim it down as needed.
  • a marking pen or something similar will be needed to trace the pattern on the fabric – depending on the fabric type or colour I like to use either a frixion pen or a chalk. Otherwise you can pin the pattern piece to the fabric and cut around it.
  • depending on your preference you will need scissors or rotary cutter and cutting mat to cut the fabric, interfacing and batting/fleece.
  • use pins or wonder clips to hold two pieces of fabric together.
  • thread cutter
  • use iron and wool mat or ironing board – to press the fabric, seams and fuse the fleece/woven interfacing.
  • cotton thread, machine needle and sewing machine
  • keep a seam ripper on hand in case something goes wrong and you need to unpick the stitches.
  • Eye mask pattern

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Video tutorial available on YouTube

To make the eye mask, first download the pdf pattern (link above), then head over to my YouTube channel so you can watch the tutorial and sew along with me!!!

I would love to see your versions of the eye masks, so don’t forget to tag me @allsewpetite #allsewpetite on social media, and if you haven’t done so already join the Allsewpetite – makers group on Facebook.

I have other tutorials and free patterns so don’t forget to check them out 😉

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