Batting is optional, but will be more comfortable and prevent light from traveling through. Duffle can also be used.
Let's Get Started!
1. Print and cut template. Cut 9"x6" rectangles from the primary fabric, contrasting fabric and batting. Trace template onto the wrong side of the contrasting fabric.
3. To ensure that the fabric does not slip during stitching, sew all three layers together about an inch around the traced template.
5. Cut out stitched mask, leaving a centimeter border. To prevent irregular bumps after flipping mask inside out, cut triangular slits into border as shown.
7. Sew the hole between the ears shut.
9. Fold and iron a both sides of the fabric in to form a small rim.
11. Use a safety pin to thread the elastic through.
13. Sew band to the back of the mask.
2. Place fabric in shown order: batting, primary fabric with correct side facing up, and contrasting fabric with correct side facing down.
4. Using small stitches, stitch along the traced template except for the section between the ears.
6. Flip right side out and iron flat.
8. For the band, cut out a 22"x2.5" section from the primary fabric. Cut an 11" band of elastic, or enough to comfortably stretch around the back of the head from the ears.
10. Fold fabric in half and stitch shut. Iron flat.
12. Stitch both ends of band with elastic to prevent the elastic from moving.
14. Cut out and stitch ears and eye onto the front of the mask. Lightweight felt can also be used.