30th January 2018

Make a cat eye sleep mask!

We could all do with a few more zzzz’s every night, couldn’t we? That’s why this cat eye sleep mask is a perfect way to have a great night’s sleep! And it’s so easy to whip up using your Oekaki Renaissance machine!

What do you need?

  • Front fabric
  • Backing fabric
  • Batting for interlining
  • Satin ribbon to tie (you can use elastic is you prefer!)

How to make

Start by using our print-out traceable for your cat eye mask. Add two triangles for ears to the general shape. Download the printable here.

Place the printout on your main fabric and add a seam allowance of 1.5cm all around the edge, before you cut. You can use chalk to do this if you have it, or simply by eye!

You’ll want to cut a shape from your main fabric, your backing fabric and your batting for the interlining.

Cut two pieces of ribbon 12 inches long, or a piece of elastic 13 inches long ready to secure the mask on.

Layer the pieces up, with your backing fabric and your front fabric sandwiching the batting and the satin ribbon inside. Pin your satin ribbon ends firmly on the left and right sides, so that when sewn up they will be secured in the seam.

Sew all the way around the shape, using your 1.5cm seam allowance. Leave a small opening on a straight edge to turn through.

To assist with the curvy edges, notch in a triangular shape – this helps with the fabric at these curves and ensure the front lays nice and flat! You can also trim the tips of the seam allowance on the ears to ensure they turn out nice and pointy.

Turn the whole project through the hole then give it a good iron to make sure it stays lovely and flat. Use a knitting needle or something pointy to push the ears out.

Slip-stitch the hole closed to secure the mask, and you’re done!

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