Its been a few months since I lost my favorite eye mask. I got it on Etsy ... and I adored it - perfect design, so comfy and cozy. And I am very excited for the seller - she's gotten a lot of recognition that she deserves (because her eye masks are SO perfect!)
However, I am impatient. I am 24 weeks along now, and I've been having headaches and am on partial bedrest already. With the headaches, I get really sensitive to light, so I really wanted an eye mask NOW.
So I googled for eye mask tutorials, and found this tutoral by Prudent Baby
It looked easy enough, so I figured I'd give it a try ... and I can always still order one from my favorite etsy seller tomorrow.
Following the tutorial, it took me 20 minutes to finish. I used some brown minky fabric I had on hand, and some leftover quilting cotton. For the elastic, I used some leftover soft elastic from some baby headband projects.
Overall, it turned out great. Super easy. Because I cut both fabrics from the pattern, sewing with the minky was super easy. It fits pretty well, and has okay coverage. I used two elastic straps instead of the one in the tutorial - it makes the eye mask stay on through the night.
I will make changes to the pattern, and make another ... then adjust as needed, and keep making them until I have it just how I like it. I think if I make them a little smaller, my little girls would love their own eye masks - they had some from target that have been worn to threads :)
Changes for next time:
~ lower bridge of nose for better coverage
(or maybe narrowed?)
~ add a layer of batting between cotton and minky
or 2-3 layers of flannel (for better performance
consistence / durability of shape)
Some dorky pictures of my creation: