Is it just me or are sleep masks a lot of fun? They don’t usually stay on all night, either they come off while I’m sleeping or I get frustrated with them and take them off but when I am wearing they just feel so fun and a bit glamorous. In this post I’m going to show you how to make your own DIY lavender filled sleep mask! And yes, this is more plaid flannel I think I might have a problem.
You will need:
- Soft fabric in a pattern you like (I used flannel) <1/2 yd
- 100% cotton batting <1/2 yd
- ribbon, cord, or trim enough to wrap around the middle of your head and tie in a bow
- dried lavender flowers or another herb you like with a relaxing smell
- a sewing machine + thread + sewing pins
- a pattern I googled “sleep mask pattern” and ended up using this one print it and cut it out
Cut out two eye mask shapes each of your fabric and batting.
Now it’s time to pin your fabric together so you can sew it. This took my a couple of tries so I’ll walk you through the layers. Start with both pieces of batting one on top of the other.
Put the first piece of your fabric on top of the batting.
Cut your ribbon, cord, or trim into two pieces and lay them on top of your fabric as shown in the photo. You want the ribbon to lay horizontally about in the middle let the ends extend past the edge of the fabric just a little to make sure they get sewn in securely.
Lay the second piece of fabric on top of the stack and pin everything in place making sure that nothing shifts and your ribbon only gets pinned down where it is supposed to be.
Using a 1/2 inch seam allowance sew from just above the ribbon around the bottom and stop just above the second piece of ribbon.
Turn the mask right sides out so that the fabric is on the outside and the ribbon is extending from each side of the mask as shown in the photo.
Pour approx. 1 Tablespoon of dried lavender flowers into the open part of your mask and shake the mask a bit so the flowers settle down away from the opening.
Tuck the raw edges along the top of the mask inside so that no raw edges are visible. Iron, pin in place and sew close to the edge of the fabric.
And you’re done! Enjoy and if you make it be sure to post a picture and use #amaizylife so I can see!