Hi! I can't believe it's already Monday, my weekend has flown by...we just got back home this morning, after eleven hours of train and three of ferry (no complains!), from a trip to the Lofoten islands. It was my birthday gift and wow, it's been truly amazing! It's such a special place to get lost if you enjoy NATURE and small villages. I will show you some pics later this week and I also want to recommend one of the places we slept where we felt almost better than home (just in case someone reading is interested in going there!).
On Thursday morning I realized I didn't have any eye mask to take with me to the train! I am not used to have problems to get asleep, but since we moved to Norway, we have been experiencing longer and longer days, until the point that I really don't remember when was the last time I saw the night. In our bedroom, we have dark curtains that really help us sleep, but my fear came when I realized that we had to sleep on the train all the "night"! So, I rushed to make a couple of eye masks and today I thought it would be great to share an easy tutorial with all of you!
eye mask pattern (Click to download, print and trim). 2. Place your fabrics with right sides together over the batting. Pin on top the printed eye mask pattern.
3. Cut around the pattern in order to have the three layers with the same shape.
4. Remove the paper and measure your head to know how much elastic you need to cut (add an extra Inch or 1 1/2 Inch). Pin the elastic ends in place as shown in the image above on the right side of your back fabric.
5. Then, place on top, the other piece of fabric (right side down) and pin it in place.
6. Stitch a 1/2 Inch seam allowance all around the edge (it's important that you stitch a nice curve when you get to the nose edge), leaving an aperture enough big to flip it around at the end (one Inch approximately).
8-9. Make small cuts on the curves as shown above. This step will allow to have a nice shape once you flip it around. Be careful not to cut the seam!
10. Turn your eye mask right side out and close the aperture with a hidden stitch.
I thought I was done here, but then I decided to edge stitch all around the eye masks, because I wanted them to be a bit more flat. This last step is totally up to you!
As you see...it saved my life! :) *See the views here!
Have a great Monday!