DIY: Sewing an Eye Mask

In our busy daily lives, carving out moments of rest becomes vital for our well-being. Among the often neglected small accessories that help make this happen, an eye mask proves to be a significant ally. Rather than opting for a standard model, why not sew your own?

In this DIY tutorial, we explain how to create a unique eye mask that combines elegance and comfort! Whether you're a sewing novice or an expert, follow our simple steps to craft this accessory that will help you dive into restorative sleep while adding a touch of style and creativity to your nighttime relaxation.


  • Cotton fabrics
  • Fleece stuffing

  • Elastic band: 2 cm (3/4 in) wide, approx. 40 cm (15 3/4 in)

  • Iron-in polyester piping: approx. 55 cm (21 3/4 in)

  • Scissors

  • Straight pins

  • Safety pin

  • Sewing needles

  • Seam gauge

  • Thread

  • Edge shaper

You will find the pattern for this eye mask available for free to download at the end of this article!


Cut out the following pieces with a 1 cm seam allowance.

  • Template: 2x



Cut out the template with a 1 cm (3/8 in) seam allowance.

Pin on the fleece and patterned fabric and stitch approx. 7 mm (1/4 in) from the edge of the fabric. Now, trim the seam allowance.


Cut a piece of the polyester piping 51 cm (20 1/8 in) long and sew the ends together by hand.


Cut bias tape pieces (5 cm (2 in) wide x 52 cm (20 1/2 in) long) from patterned fabric and stitch right sides together at 1 cm (3/8 in).


Iron the bias tape around the polyester piping and stitch using your zipper foot. Trim the protruding seam allowance to 1 cm (3/8 in).


Cut out strips measuring 52 x 6.4 cm (20 12 x 2 5/8 in). Fold lengthwise and press. Stitch a casing at 1 cm (3/8 in).

Turn right side out and pull a piece of elastic 38 cm (15 in) long through the casing. Fix the ends in place.


Pin the prepared piping to the eye mask along the edge (from step 1) and stitch using the zipper foot.


Pin the elastic band to the sides. Cut out the template again from the patterned fabric and pin it to the mask right sides together.


Stitch along the entire edge, but leave an opening to turn the mask right side out.

Trim the seam allowance, clip if necessary, and turn right side out.

Now sew the opening shut by hand.

It's finished! 

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You now know how to create this elegant eye mask. Enjoy restful and stylish nights!

Tip: This handmade eye mask can also be a thoughtful and unique gift idea for your loved ones.

And if you'd like to find the template and instructions for this DIY in PDF form for now or later, feel free to download it for free by clicking on the button below: