Create a Simple DIY Sleep Mask From Leftover Fabric

Beth @CreativelyBeth
by Beth @CreativelyBeth
4 Materials
1 Hour

Get a better night’s sleep? YES! I don’t know about you, but my sleep patterns have been 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.

DIY Sleep Mask – Supplies:


Download, print, and cut out the pattern file by clicking HERE. The Free Printable includes the mask pattern and the eye pattern, along with additional instructions.

Trace and cut the mask pattern onto the backside of two pieces of fabric and one piece of batting.


On the right side of the front mask fabric, pin the  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.


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.


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.

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.

Check out the rest of the steps for my Create a Simple DIY Sleep Mask From Leftover Fabric tutorial over on my blog.

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.

If you like this project, make sure to visit my Instagram  @creativelybeth for more inspiration. And if you make this project, I would love a tag on social media 

In this quick and easy tutorial, I teach you how to make  yarn from recycled t-shirts. Yes, you read that correctly, we are making yarn from recycled t-shirts, so grab your scissors, and let’s get started!

Too busy to make this right now? Pin it for later! I’d love for you to pin this project to your favorite craft board on Pinterest and then it’ll be waiting for you when you’re ready.

Thanks for stopping by,

Creatively, Beth

Suggested materials:
  • Poly-Fil® Project Fleece from Fairfield World™   (Amazon)
  • Upcycled Fabric   (My Stash)
  • Scissors – I love my Fiskars!   (Amazon)
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Beth @CreativelyBeth
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