I’m not quite sure if “sleeping mask” is the right word, but that’s what I was making the other day. Second son’s girlfriend, N, has recently changed jobs and is now working unsociable hours: from 4am – 8am. This means she has had to adjust to an odd sleeping pattern and sleeps during the day when the rest of the world is up.
N mentioned to me that once asleep, she’s fine, but that it’s not always easy falling asleep, even with curtains drawn, because of the daylight showing through. I therefore came up with the idea of making a simple mask, rather like the ones airline companies hand out, to help block out the light.
I wanted it to be as light-weight as possible, and also as soft against the skin as possible. So . . . I used a piece of fun print fabric and a piece of very soft, fine fleece for the backing. I sewed those two fabrics together with some dense straight line quilting, and then added biais binding to finish off the raw edges.
Not sure how tight to make the elastic, I have added a longer length than necessary, just knotted at the ends, so N can adjust to fit comfortably, reknot and cut to her head size.
And, of course, I just had to model it before sending, to make sure it does the job.
It does . I suppose if N doesn’t like it for sleeping, she can always use it to play a game of Blind Man’s Buff ^^