Are you looking for a last-minute gift to make for your valentine? Look no further than this easy eye mask! Our latest free pattern is perfect to make as a last minute gift for friends and lovers alike.
Filled with flax seed, our soothing eye mask can be heated in the microwave or chilled in the freezer for use in hot and cold therapy. Mix in dried lavender for added aromatherapy benefits!
- 1/8yd fashion fabric
- 1/8yd lining fabric (recommend 100% cotton flannel or soft knit); can use the same fabric for lining and fashion choices
- 1-1/4yds ribbon for strap (recommend 3/4” wide); can also use two different ribbons at 5/8yd each
- 1/2yd elastic (recommend 1/4″ wide)
- 1 cup (approximately) flax seed
1. Download our free Soothing Eye Mask pattern. Print on letter sized paper.
3. If embellishing eye mask, do so now.
Inspired by Holly Golightly’s famous sleep mask and in anticipation of Valentine’s Day, for this tutorial we chose to decorate the fashion side of our mask. For our flirtatious design, we used black feathers for eyelashes and cut a simple heart out of red wool/rayon felt. We played around with layout; once finalized, we tacked the feathers down and then added the heart.
4. Make the head strap.
If using one kind of ribbon, cut into two 5/8yd lengths. Stack ribbons wrong sides together (if using two different widths of ribbon, center top ribbon over bottom ribbon) and pin in place.
Sew down one side of ribbon stack, at least 1/8” from edge. Repeat on other side.
Using a small safety pin, string elastic through casing.
Adjust for head size and sew in place on edges (I had 2” overhang on either end and used a 1/8” seam allowance to hold in place).
6. Sew lining to eye mask front.
Lay eye mask lining over fashion piece and strap, right sides together. Pin in place. Sew together using a 1/4″ seam allowance, leaving open between notches along top.
If you prefer, reinforce seam along bottom between 1/8” and 1/4″ from edge.
Clip curves along bottom of eye mask.
Top eye mask: made with Robert Kaufman Essex Yarn-Dye linen/cotton, lined with 100% organic cotton flannel, wool/rayon felt heart, feather trim, and ribbon from the Nancy’s Ribbon Room. Lower eye mask: made from new Moda 100% cotton toweling in Vintage Floral print, lined with 100% organic cotton flannel, and vintage ribbons from the Ribbon Room.