Sewing Pattern: Sleep Mask

Free Sewing Pattern: Learn how to make a simple sleep maskMy friends and family know exactly who to talk to if they can't find a particular item at the store. So, it was no surprise when my daughter called and asked if I knew how to make a sleep mask.

I love little projects like this because they challenge me to try new things. This project was especially fun because it gave me a reason to raid my fabric stash and use supplies I already had on hand.

Sleep Mask Sewing Pattern


  • 1 - 6 x 11 inch piece of felt
  • 2 - 6 x 11 inch pieces of fabric
  • 2 - 6 x 11 inch pieces of lightweight, fusible interfacing
  • 14-16 inches of 1/2-inch wide elastic
  • thread
  • pins
  • printable sleep mask pattern


Since this project does not require very much fabric, I used scraps from a soft t-shirt and a cheap, satiny table runner. Flannel or cotton would also work nicely. Just make sure your fabric is soft.

Also, you can use the same fabric on both sides of the mask or make it reversible by using coordinating fabrics.
Wash and press your fabric.

Apply a piece of interfacing to the back side of both fabrics.

Print the sleep mask pattern and make sure the 1 inch mark is actually 1 inch long. If not, you will need to enlarge or reduce the pattern.

Use the pattern to cut 1 piece of felt and 2 pieces of fabric.

I used a 14 1/2 inch piece of elastic. You may need a slightly longer or shorter piece depending on the size of your noggin. Measure from temple to temple around the back of your head. That's the length you need to cut your (unstretched) elastic.

Next, you'll stack the pieces and pin them together.

First, the felt. Place one piece of fabric onto the felt with the wrong side against the felt.

Next, use the pattern to position the elastic on each side making sure it is not twisted.

Finally, place the second piece of fabric so the right sides of the fabric pieces are facing.
Pin the stack of pieces together and stitch around with a 1/2-inch seam allowance. Leave an opening of about 2 inches at the top of the mask.
Remove the pins and use a scissors to snip around the nose of the mask so it turns more easily.
Turn the mask right sides out and press. Press the fabric at the opening to the inside and pin.
Machine stitch around the mask, 1/4 inch from the edge.

And now, the best part, you are ready to strap on your sleep mask and snuggle up in a cozy blanket for a siesta!

Free Sewing Pattern: Learn how to make a simple sleep mask

For even sweeter dreams, don't forget to invite a purring kitty for a sleepy cuddle.

Free Sewing Pattern: Learn how to make a simple sleep mask

Nappy time is happy time!

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The Chilly Dog: Sewing Pattern: Sleep Mask
Sewing Pattern: Sleep Mask
Enjoy sweet dreams with a free sewing pattern for a DIY sleep mask.
The Chilly Dog
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