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How to sew a sleep mask using leftover fabric scraps

Sewing Therapy’s Sara SJ Kim shares a cute, customizable project that makes a perfect little gift.

Sewing Therapy’s Sara SJ Kim shares a cute, customizable project that makes a perfect little gift

Three fabric sleep masks sitting on a grey background. Text on screen says "Let's sew a sleep mask."

Whether you're seeking a deeper sleep or a thoughtful DIY gift idea, Sewing Therapy's Sara SJ Kim has you covered with this simple tutorial. 

In this episode of her CBC Life series, Sewing School, Sara demonstrates how to transform scraps of leftover fabric into a super cute sleep mask that will be especially helpful if you want a deeper sleep during the longer winter nights. Using a printable pattern, she'll show you how to get the shape right, quilt the fabrics together and encase your elastic for a more comfortable fit. 

"Sleep masks are great for travel and the perfect stocking stuffer or gratitude gift for anyone who could use a better rest," says Sara. The front, lining and elastic casing fabrics are all customizable too, so you can have fun mixing and matching them to suit whoever you're gifting to. 

Watch the video for Sara's full step-by-step guide, then scroll down to download the pattern and see the list of materials needed for this project.

Here's what you'll need:

  • A sleep mask pattern, printed and cut out
  • A sewing machine
  • String, in colours of your choice
  • 2 scraps leftover fabric, for front and lining
  • 1 piece interfacing (fleece or quilting batting)
  • 1 13" piece elastic
  • Fabric shears
  • Fabric snips
  • Point turner
  • Fabric marker (or chalk)
  • Safety pin (optional)
  • Loop turner (optional)
  • Pinking shears (optional) 

Produced in collaboration with CBC Creator Network.

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