A Little Shut Eye

Does it ever seem like another blogger reads your mind? Months ago, I had been thinking how much I wanted an eye mask. A few days later, voila! Katie posted a great free pattern for one – and it only took me about 6 months to actually make it!

The sad thing is that it seriously took me less than 15 minutes to make, which makes me regret not making it so much sooner.

I didn’t have any 1/4″ elastic on hand, so I opted for some fold over elastic that I had on hand. It’s really nice and soft, so I’m glad it was my only option, or I may not have thought to use it!

It was a fun project to use up some small scraps that I always have a hard time finding a use for, and I love that it can be reversible. Wouldn’t it be a great gift for a new mom?

You can find Katie’s tutorial here! Now excuse me, I’m off to nap… Wishful thinking :).

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  1. I love it! (And not just because I’m totally flattered by your kind words.) :) I love the prints you chose and I think the fold-over elastic is a great idea.

    I’ve never actually bought/used fold-over elastic. You said it’s softer and it definitely looks like it is. Are there are reasons you like/use the fold-over elastic? I’m really curious about it now.

    Anyway, glad you liked the tutorial! I still use my mask all the time. Haha. Happy napping!

  2. These are so cute! My 3-year-old daughter agrees “Uh-huh!” They’ll be great for flying when my kids are old enough to sleep on the flight from California to London!

  3. These look great!! Love the colourful fabric prints you have chosen!! Have a wonderful day:)

  4. Wish I’d had this pattern when I was working nights for 8 years. Took me forever to find a sleep mask that was comfy enough to use. Yours are too cute!!

    Jeannine @ The Concrete Cottage

  5. Great idea! I ought to make my husband one of these; he has to get up early for work these days and goes to bed before me but doesn’t like when I use my booklight! Wonder if I could make a manly one… ;)

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