2.01.2010

M*'s Midnight Mask

Yep...DD has wanted to have a night mask.  For her beauty sleep.  A Green Project for those out there who have piles of jeans!  Actually...Jocelyn is going to be sorry she started this. I don't think I can send any more hand-me-downs to her son...I need these jeans for our projects!!



Make a template. Be sure to think of your seam allowances. (Tip, fold paper in half and draw 1/2 the mask.  Symmetry Simplified!)  Find some old jeans to use. Fold the jeans so that right sides are together. Pin on your template. 

 Cut out the template!! 

 Reuse the template.  Pin on light batting and cut it out.  Then trim it down so it is slightly smaller in size.

 
On the right side, pin in your ribbons.  DD's mask uses two 16 inch ribbons. (Boy is she lucky to have a mom who shares her good ribbon!!)

Baste. Then pin in all the ends so when you sew the entire project, you down sew in the ribbon.  The "sandwich" should be:  denim with right sides together (ribbons in the middle) and batting on top. Sew around, leaving space at the top to turn your mask.  Grade layers and then clip curves.

Turn your mask right side out.  Use a slip stitch to sew the top edge.  This is DD's first time hand sewing!!

The finished Midnight Mask as worn by the one who sewed it!

 Side view.

Again, This is the first day of the Sewing Smackdown. Scroll down to see DS's Dragon Pillow!  Scroll up to see my Adelle Tote!

24 comments:

Deb said...

This is fabulous! DD did a great job! Wish I would have had one of these at CHA when my eyes were dry and driving me nuts! Sure woulda cured those bags! ;)

laurlynn said...

Great idea! My daughter wants to make one for her aunt who works odd shifts and needs to sleep during the daylight hours sometimes. This will be lots easier than 'blacking' out her windows. Thanks for the inspiration!

Christi Snow said...

What a fun idea!!! Fabulous job on this great mask! smiles...

Tina said...

Oh my gosh, this is entirely too cute! Fabulous idea.

Donna said...

What a fun idea for a project and made from recycled materials to boot! Well done, M...it came out great!

gremhog susan.hatch@gmail.com said...

hey adelle...good job. Next time you take a plane ride, be sure to take this with you. Makes for sleeping on a plane so much easier. Do you have your own machine?

My lifes inky escape and more said...

What a wonderful project! You did such a great job and it looks awesome! You are so creative just like your mom :)

Renee

Kim said...

What a fun project! You did an AWESOME job!

Lisa M. (aka. Lisabee) said...

Great job on your Midnight Mask! I think I need to make one of those too!!!

Jennifer said...

This is a super cute project, to Dawn's DD! Great job with your sewing. It's very neat & looks cool!! Way to go!!

Ceal said...

Awesome Job! I think everyone could use one of these

Stampin_melissa said...

Wow! M* you've done a fab job! I know I couldn't do this (I was lost at the ribbon part!)

Jenn said...

Great sleeping mask! I use my mask every night! I love the diamond ribbon! Great job!

Kim P said...

This is fantastic! I could use one of these!! Love the use of ribbon too!

Leah said...

Very fun! Now you can get you much deserved beauty sleep:)

Danni said...

This would be a great project at sleepovers!! Awesome job!

KOstvig said...

Very nice...love it

KOstvig said...

I have several Daughter that would love your mask but we would have to call it the Mid Day mask! since they would love it to keep the light out of their eyes when they nap after school or on Sundays

Lisa Kind said...

Oh wow! I need one of these! I hate when the sun wakes me up in the morning! What a great idea and great sewing! Love it!

Dawn said...

what a wonderful idea!!! I love the recycling and the ribbon is beautiful... but your DD sure doens't need any beuaty sleep... she is gorgeous!!!

Michelle VP said...

Nicely done! Love your choice of ribbon. :)

Tami said...

very very cool!!!

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

What a great mask. But you better not wear it when your brother decides to throw his pillow!

Tangii Crain said...

WOW! Such a great job on this!! My daughter LOVES masks like this, must be a girlie thing, lol!