Project Matching Doll and Child Sleep Mask

By Candice Ayala

Skill Level: Beginner  

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If you've been looking for the perfect project to get your child or grandchild sewing, look no further than this simple sleep mask! Candice and Abigail Ayala created this simple sleep mask pattern project to make with your kids and there's even a matching doll version to match. The project can be made with a couple of fat quarters or fabric remnants, so it's the perfect scrap buster, too. Download sleep mask templates.

Materials:

  • Fabric for the outside layers
  • Batting for the lining
  • Clear ruler
  • Pins/Glue
  • Scissors
  • Elastic
  • Thread
  • Point turner
  • Water-soluble pen (or pencil)
  • Ric Rac Trim / Pom Pom Trim
  • Iron

Tools:

Steps:

  1. Print & Cut Sleep Mask pdf pattern.

  2. Pin sleep mask template to your fabric, lining, and batting and cut out all three layers.

  3. Measure elastic that fits comfortably around your head. Add 1 inch to that measurement to allocate for the seam allowance. Cut that new measurement piece.

  4. Determine where you'd liked your elastic band to sit on your mask and mark on one side with a line. Match this line to the other side of the mask.

  5. On the right side of.your main mask, piece baste/glue/pin your elastic at the points you marked.

  6. (Optional) On the same main piece, also on the right side glue/ pin trim all around mask.

  7. Place lining fabric on top of the main with right sides together and place batting on top of the lining piece. You'll have main, lining and batting. Pin or clip around.

  8. Using a 1/2 inch allowance, sew all around mask leaving a 1 - 2 inch opening. (We suggest leaving the opening at the top where the seam is a straight)

  9. Remove excess seam allowance, and turn mask inside out. Use your point turner to help bring out edges.

  10. Give the mask a good press here.

  11. To enclose the opening top stitch all around the mask, and your done!

  12. Extras: You can make this mask even more fun for kids by using fabric markers or felt to create fun and funky eye shapes.

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