VIctorian-Inspired DIY Eye Mask
-Brother Sews Blogger
Penelope. Daphne. The Queen. If you know, you know.
This Victorian-style DIY eye mask was inspired by my favorite character Penelope from my current favorite TV show. If you watch the show, you know that Penelope always wears yellow. I love her because her style is so fun and playful, just like mine. I am infatuated with all the fashion, patterns, textures, and fabrics that appear on the show, and that inspired me to make this eye mask!
This is a fun and fashionable way to make sure you’re staying asleep, and not getting woken up by the sun or moon ruining your REM cycle. For this project, I created a basic eye mask pattern and decided to dress it up a little more. I chose a satin fabric for the mask. Satin fabric supports healthy skin and hair while you’re asleep. I mean, who wants wrinkles right? The smoothness of the fabric reduces friction and keeps your skin hydrated, something we all could use a little help with!
Supplies and Tools:
- Eye Mask Pattern Template
- Satin fabric (½ yd should be plenty)
- Thread to match
- Batting (¼ yd should be good)
- Elastic (½”)
- Spray adhesive
- Sewing Pins
- Safety Pin
- Iron + Ironing Board
- Clover Clips (optional)
- Trim (optional)
- Brother SE625
Using your eye mask pattern, cut out two pieces (front and back) from your satin fabric and cut one from your batting.
For the strap, cut a long rectangle measuring 2” x 30”.
Cut your elastic at 14” in length.
Grab your spray adhesive and spray lightly onto the batting. Adhere the front mask piece to the batting.
Attach your trim to the outer edge of the mask with the batting. When attaching, make sure the trim is facing towards the center of the mask. Set aside.
Let's pick up the back strap. Fold in half hot dog style with the right sides of the fabric facing. Iron along the entire length of the strap.
Take it to your sewing machine and sew down the length of the strap at ¼” seam allowance.
Turn the strap right side out using a safety pin. Pin one end of the strap. Push the safety pin inside the strap until it gets to the opposite side.
Take your safety pin and pin one end of your elastic. Slide the safety pin through the opening of the strap until it comes out the opposite end.
Iron your strap.
Pin your strap to the front side of your mask (see image) Baste in place.
Take the back mask piece, with right sides facing, pin to front mask.
Stitch all the way around making sure to leave an opening on the side.
Turn the mask right side out.
Stitch opening closed.
Do a final press and you are finished!