Create a Simple DIY Sleep Mask from Household Items

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Get a better night’s sleep?  YES!  I don’t know about you, but my sleep patterns are all over the place recently.  And getting a bad night’s sleep affects everyone. Especially if you are working from home with your partner, schooling the kiddos, and doing ALL THE THINGS!  You need every precious minute of sleep you can get. A simple DIY sleep mask created with Poly-Fil® Project Fleece by Fairfield World™ will help keep the light out and hopefully save a little of your sanity.  This quick and easy sleep mask goes together in 30 minutes with household items.

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Simple DIY Sleep Mask Tutorial

Create a Simple DIY Sleep Mask Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #sleepmask #freepattern #easysewing #polyfil

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DIY Sleep Mask – Supplies:

Simple Sleep Mask – Instructions:

Included below are the step-by-step instructions and photos to complete my tutorial



Download, print, and cut out the pattern file BELOW.  Trace and cut the mask pattern onto the backside of two pieces of fabric and one piece of batting.

Download patterns and tace onto fabric Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #sleepmask #freepattern #easysewing #polyfil

2 Fabric (one for the front and one for the back)

Cut out sleep mask pattern from fabric Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #sleepmask #freepattern #easysewing #polyfil

1 Batting (for the lining)

Use Poly-Fil Project Fleece as a liner Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #sleepmask #freepattern #easysewing #polyfil


On the right side of the front mask fabric, pin the DIY T-Shirt Yarn ties on the sides in the position marked on the pattern.  Stitch back and forth several times with the sewing machine to secure.  I do this prior to stitching the mask for added security. Check out this complete tutorial to learn how to make T-Shirt Yarn.

Pin t-shirt yarn ties to mask and baste Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #sleepmask #freepattern #easysewing #polyfil


Layer the mask pieces as follows:  mask front with ties attached (right side of the fabric facing up) and mask back (right side of the fabric facing down) then the batting. Secure with straight pins.  I always use red straight pins at the beginning and end of my stitching to remind me to stop and leave an opening.

Layer fabric and Poly-Fil Project Fleece then pin Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #sleepmask #freepattern #easysewing #polyfil


Stitch around the mask with a 1/4-inch seam allowance.  Leave the three-inch gap at the top that is marked on the pattern open.  Make sure to backstitch at the beginning and end to secure.

Sew sleep mask leave opening at top Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #sleepmask #freepattern #easysewing #polyfil


Turn the sleep mask to the right side and turn in the edges of the top opening.

Turn mask right side out Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #sleepmask #freepattern #easysewing #polyfil

Give it a press with the steam setting on the iron.

Press with an iron Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #sleepmask #freepattern #easysewing #polyfil


I am an impatient crafter, so I secure openings like this one with Fabri-Tac Glue by Beacon Adhesives.  It grabs quickly and is pliable when dry, so it will have some give.  Topstitching the opening closed with a needle and thread is also an option.

Secure opening at top with Beacon Fabri-Tac Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #sleepmask #freepattern #easysewing #polyfil


Fussy cut eyelash pattern.  For small, detailed embellishments I like to apply a removable adhesive runner to the back of the paper pattern and then secure it to the felt. 

Attach eyelash pattern to Kunin Felt with adhesive runner Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #sleepmask #freepattern #easysewing #polyfil

This makes cutting out the detailed eyelash pattern easy and accurate. Repeat with the second eyelash.

Fussy cut two felt eyelashes Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #sleepmask #freepattern #easysewing #polyfil

Attach eyelash embellishments to the front of the Simple DIY Sleep Mask with Fabri-Tac Glue, and let dry.

Attach eyelashes to sleep mask with Beacon Fabri-Tac Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #sleepmask #freepattern #easysewing #polyfil

If you don’t have all the supplies listed above, here are some good substitutions.  For the fabric recycle a flannel shirt, a favorite t-shirt, or even a pillowcase or bed sheet.  In the place of a sewing machine, hand-stitching or fabric glue would work well if you cut the fabric with pinking shears so it doesn’t fray.  For the ties use ribbon, stretch lace, or recycle an elastic headband.

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Sew a Mask for Sleeping in just 30 minutes

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Quick and Easy DIY Sleep Mask with Free Patterns

The Poly-Fil® Project Fleece Batting by Fairfield World™ creates a soft but sturdy sleep mask that keeps out the light.  Are you all ready for an afternoon nap now?  I know I am, so lock the bedroom door and get in a quick 10- or 15-minute power nap.  Now, that might be wishful thinking but if you are lucky enough, put on your new simple DIY sleep mask and snooze away.

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Lindsay from Artsy Fartsy Mama has an easy tutorial to sew a pocket pillow with an insert from Fairfield World.

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