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Written by Husqvarna Viking on November 23, 2022

How to Sew a DIY Sleep Mask

Sleep tight this Christmas eve with your very own DIY sleep mask. It’s super simple to sew and can be made using any leftover fabric that you have lying around. It’s also an excellent gift for family and friends, especially those who love to travel.

You can make your DIY sleep mask luxurious by using some silk satin or, if you prefer something more cosy, you can use some quilting cotton. Either way your friends, family and even yourself will be sure to get a peaceful night of rest with this great DIY sleep mask.

Let’s Get started!


Here is what you need to make 1 DIY sleep mask. This project is a great opportunity to use up some scraps and turn them into a  mask.

  • 15cm x 25cm outer fabric, You can choose cotton or satin silk.
  • 15cm x 25cm Inner fabric, choose satin silk, or soft fleece. This is the side that touches your face, so something soft is perfect.
  • 15cm x 25cm fusible interfacing
  • 15cm x 25cm lightweight fusible batting
  • Satin ribbon, 2  lengths cut to 50cm
  • Co-ordinating thread
  • Handsewing needle
  • Sleep mask Pattern template
  • Husqvarna Viking sewing machine Designer Topaz 40


1 ) Cut out your pattern pieces using the sleep mask template, You should have:

a ) 1 x outer fabric

b ) 1 x inner fabric

c ) 1 x fusible interfacing

d ) 1 x fusible batting

2 ) Apply the fusible interfacing to the wrong side of your outer fabric, following the manufacturer’s instructions.

3 ) Apply the fusible batting to the inner fabric, following the manufacturer’s instructions.

4 ) Pin one piece of ribbon to each side of the outer fabric of the mask as shown. Stitch in place using a basting stitch.

5 ) Place the sleep mask inner fabric onto the outer fabric right sides together. Pin.

6 ) Set your machine for a straight stitch and set your stitch length to 2.0. Sew around the edges of the mask with a 6mm seam allowance. Leave a gap of about 4cm for turning out.

7 ) Clip small notches into the seam allowance all around the mask, being careful to not cut into the stitching line.

8 ) Turn right side out, press carefully and hand sew the opening closed. Top-stitch around the eye mask to finish which will also make the ribbons more secure.

Congratulations, you have finished your first DIY sleep mask! Now that you have, why not make a matching pyjama set to go with your sleep mask?

If you want to make some extra-special and personalised gifts, you can embroider your giftee’s names to the front side, or even some fun quotes like: “SHHH, Sleeping!” This extra personalisation is super easy with the range of Husqvarna Viking Sewing and Embroidery machines.

Tag us at @husqavrnaviking_sewing_aus on Instagram and use the hashtag #husqvarnavikingsewing, so we can see your wonderful creations.

Article written by Husqvarna Viking

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