Masked Crusader

7 May

In our little neighborhood, there are streetlights that line the walkways. Nice and bright, they create a sweet little film noir look in our neighborhood.

Oh, and they shine into our bedroom.

All. Night. Long.

Clearly I need an eye mask since throwing rocks at the lights is probably against the homeowner’s association rules.

I don’t know if anyone has actively searched for an eye mask, but they are harder to find than you would think. What you do usually find is something hideous from the drug store for post-eye-operation or what you have leftover from your last red-eye flight (swore you’d never do THAT again). 

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Ends up, sewing an eye mask isn’t too difficult. I found a great mask template here.

eye mask

Step 1: Trace and cut out your fabric and stuffing for the mask.

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Step 2: Pin the items together, inside out, including your ribbon band (I missed this step and added it on after the fact, by ripping out stitches and inserting the ribbon, then restitching. Learn from my mistakes, young grasshopper). Place pin “markers” at the top of the eye mask to tell you where to stop sewing. You should leave a gap of about 3 inches so you can pull the material right-side-out.

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Step 3: Sew.

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Step 4: Pull fabric right-side-out and finish the top portion with a hidden stitch.

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Step 5: Rest easy.

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2 Responses to “Masked Crusader”

  1. Meghan May 7, 2013 at 4:28 pm #

    Cute Erin!

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