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This practically screams "Leave me alone!"
I made this because I needed to block out light coming through my window. It's a good thing to make if you have a sibling, spouse, roommate, etc. who keeps you up too late watching TV or reading. I think I'm going to make some ear plugs/muffs to go with. Hopefully post them soon.

Posted by M4ri from Seattle, Washington, United States • Published See M4ri 's 16 projects »
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  • How to make a sleeping mask. "I'm Dead" Sleeping Mask - Step 1
    Step 1

    First you need to make the headband. Take your elastic and wrap it around your head. Since it's stretchy, pull it so that it's really snug but not uncomfortable. This is the length you should cut it at.

    Now take your polar fleece and measure a piece that is the length of your elastic plus about 3''. Also cut it so it is at least twice as wide. Fold the fleece in half (right sides together) and sew it up the entire length. This is the casing.

  • How to make a sleeping mask. "I'm Dead" Sleeping Mask - Step 2
    Step 2

    Gather up all of your supplies. Lay out your fabric on a table or the floor.

  • How to make a sleeping mask. "I'm Dead" Sleeping Mask - Step 3
    Step 3

    Turn the casing inside out. It's kind of hard since it's like a big snake but you could use a pencil, knitting needle or chopstick to help.

    Put the safety pin on one end of the elastic and thread it through the fleece. The fabric should bunch up. When you get to the end, make sure both ends of the elastic are poking out of the fleece. Pin them together for now, so that they don't get lost.

  • How to make a sleeping mask. "I'm Dead" Sleeping Mask - Step 4
    Step 4

    It's time to make the mask part. Make a basic pattern by tracing the shape in the picture onto some paper. Cut out the fur and fleece in this shape. Next using felt, (in a different color), cut out two X shapes.

    (Sorry you can't see them in the picture. They're in some other ones).

  • How to make a sleeping mask. "I'm Dead" Sleeping Mask - Step 5
    Step 5

    Pin the pieces right sides together. Figure out where you would like the straps. Mark this are with pins so you know not to sew there. On the left in the photo, there are 2 white pins. They form a triangle where I stopped sewing. There is another one on the other side. Turn inside out using one of the holes.

  • How to make a sleeping mask. "I'm Dead" Sleeping Mask - Step 6
    Step 6

    Sew the X's onto the fabric, through both layers. This will help keep the mask flat and help the layers stick together so it can block out light.

  • How to make a sleeping mask. "I'm Dead" Sleeping Mask - Step 7
    Step 7

    Put the ends of the strap into the holes in the side of the mask and sew them together. You should also back stitch along the same line so that it's really sturdy.

    Try it on and go take a nap!

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noura m.
noura m.
now I know what to do with the crappy airline-freebie sleeping mask I have. even though i won't wear it. also, I LOVE YOUR HAIR!!!!@$#@!
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M4ri
M4ri · Seattle, Washington, US · 16 projects
haha...thanks. i did for a green day concert/fourth of july.
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gayatrees
gayatrees · Alachua, Florida, US
I know this is non-relevant to the subject but I just felt I had to come out and say I love your hair.
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Amy Q.
Amy Q. · Garstang, England, GB · 6 projects
I love these Happy
And i agree with Kaylee G i love your hair!
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Kaylee  G.
Kaylee G. · Wood River, Illinois, US · 1 project
ha, i love the idea. By the way, i LOVE your hair!
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