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« on: October 18, 2009 04:43:46 PM »

I've been meaning to make one of these for a while.  I had an old one, but it was made from synthetic fabric, so it didn't breathe and I got rashes on my face - not ideal!  Added to that, the elastic was all stretched and useless.  I had planned to use a pattern in a post on this board but when I went to make it the other day I realised I didn't have access to a printer, so I just traced my old one.

I was given the patterned fabric by my great aunt.  I'm not a huge fan of it but wanted to use it.  And besides - I don't have to look at it!  I suspect it'll grow on me.  The patterned stuff is cotton and there's two layers of black cotton homespun in the back.

I added the ruffle as extra protection to keep out any light trying to sneak in around the sides.

Due to my previous experience with dodgy elastic, I thought I'd get a bit clever and attach little ribbon loops to the back to thread the elastic through.

That way if the elastic stretches it's simple to either shorten the elastic or add a new bit of elastic and not have to throw the whole thing out.

And thus ends my first post to the Bath and Beauty board!

So much to make, so little time!
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« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2009 05:30:08 PM »

Great idea for the elastic loops!
That sleep mask is so cute.  I use mine (received from a fellow Craftster in a swap!) all the time.

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« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2009 06:49:57 PM »

I've been meaning to make one of these too.  Thanks for the inspiration.  I need to get working!!  Smiley
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