A busy mom needs plenty of rest to keep up with her hectic schedule. Here’s your chance to help her out by making a sleep mask that’s fun, practical and uses sewing items you most likely already have.

Search through your scrap material to coordinate a look that best reflects Mom’s style. Our template’s design is all about the eyelashes and takes only a simple backstitches to turn you into a professional makeup artist—at least on felt!

Sometimes a similar project can be glued or sewn by hand, but this is one where you’ll definitely want to use a sewing machine. That elastic will get a workout so it needs to be firmly secured.

Whether making one for Mother’s Day or a brand new mom, your sleep mask is sure to be appreciated.

How to make a sleep mask

How to Make a Sleep Mask for Mom
  • sleep mask for mom printable
  • card stock
  • scissors
  • pen or marker
  • 1 sheet felt
  • soft fabric scrap
  • sewing needle
  • black thread, 80″ long
  • straight pins
  • elastic
  • sewing machine
  1. Download the [url href=”https://everydaydishes.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/printable-sleep-mask-for-mom-everydaydishes_com.pdf” target=”_blank” title=”Sleep mask for mom”]sleep mask for mom printable[/url] and open in [url href=”http://get.adobe.com/reader/otherversions/” target=”_blank” title=”Adobe Reader”]Adobe Reader[/url].
  2. Print and cut out where indicated. Trace template onto felt, cut out then trace or draw eyelids onto the back of the felt to avoid showing any tracing lines.
  3. Thread needle, tie a few knots at the end, then, starting with the eyelids first and the eyelashes second, use a backstitch to outline the drawing. Set felt aside.
  4. Trace and cut out scrap fabric and pin it right side up to underside of felt. Place ends of elastic in between fabric and felt, just like a sandwich.
  5. Using a sewing machine, stitch along the entire edge to hold mask together. Done!
Use scrap fabric for the underside but make sure it’s soft, as it will rest directly on your face.

Sleep mask for mom