How to Make a Comfortable 3D DIY Sleep Mask (Free Sewing Pattern)

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Quality sleep is absolutely essential! That is why today I have a DIY sleep mask tutorial for you. Follow these instructions to make your very own cute and comfortable sleep mask.

Tools and materials:

  • Sewing machine 
  • Pencil for tracing 
  • Needle and thread
  • Cotton fabric 
  • Linen fabric 
  • Quilted padding fabric 
  • 1.2 x 39cm (0.5 x 15 inches) long elastic band 
  • Fabric scissors
Sleep eye mask sewing pattern

DIY sleep eye mask sewing pattern

1. Cut the fabric 

Cut out four separate pieces of fabric in your desired sleep mask shape. Make sure to leave 1cm (0.4 inches) for seam allowance. 

The four pieces of fabric will be the outer fabric, inner fabric, dark fabric, and padding. The inner fabric should be cotton, the outer fabric should be linen and the padding should be quilted. 

Fabric pieces for the sleep mask

2. Pair the fabric

Lay the outer fabric on top of your dark fabric and your inner fabric on top of the padding. 

Folding the sides of the fabric inwards

3. Fold 

Fold the right side of the outer fabric pair to the center and clip the edges in place. Sew along the clips in a curve. Repeat with the other side.  

Trimming the excess fabric

4. Trim

Trim off the edges along the seam using fabric scissors.

How to make a sleep mask

Repeat steps three through six with the inner fabric and padding pair. 

Attaching the elastic

Sewing the elastic to the DIY sleep mask

5. Attach the elastic 

Sew the elastic band to the edge of either side of the inner fabric. Make sure it is not crooked. 

The elastic band should be 1.2 x 39cm (0.5 x 15 inches) long.

Layering the mask, right sides together

6. Layer

Once the elastic is attached, fold it up neatly in the center of the inner fabric and then layer the outer fabric pair on top.

Pinning the DIY sleep mask ready to sew

7. Pin

Place one clip on either side of the mask and two clips on the seams on either side. Also, put a pin in the center. 

How to sew a sleep mask

8. Sew

Sew along the clips, removing them as you go. Make sure to leave a gap along the bottom center. 

Make your own sleep mask

9. Trim 

Trim off any excess fabric along the seam. 

Turning the fabric right sides out

10. Turn right side out 

Turn the mask right side out by pulling the fabric out through the gap that you left earlier. 

Hand-sewing the gap closed

11. Close the gap

Sew up the gap in the fabric by hand. 

Sleeping eye mask DIY

DIY sleep mask

DIY sleep mask tutorial

There you have it, the front and back of our finished 3D sleep mask! This sleep mask is so comfortable and customizable. It will help you get the quality sleep that you need and deserve! 

Try this at home and let me know what you think in the comments! 

Suggested materials:
  • Sewing machine
  • Pencil for tracing
  • Needle and thread
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