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Topic: Paisley-ish ruffled sleep mask  (Read 991 times)
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julietalpha
« 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!
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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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