Sleep masks can be helpful for anyone trying to get some shut-eye while it’s still light out, but these weighted Cuddle® sleep masks are even more useful. Migraine sufferers can keep one in the freezer and pull it out for some cold, soothing relief. They can also be great for kids who have a hard time falling asleep on their own. Even without cooling them, kids will love the soft plush feel and soothing pressure of the weighted poly-pellet beads as the mask helps them keep their eyes closed long enough to fall asleep. Letting kids pick their own Cuddle color or pattern will make this a fast favorite in their bedtime routine!
- 1/8 yard Cuddle Fabric or Cuddle Scraps. (We used Solid Cuddle® 3 Kiwi, Embossed Chevron Cuddle® Orange, Solid Cuddle® 3 Purple, Tiger Cuddle® Gold/Black, Embossed Star Cuddle® Midnight Blue, and Flowerfly Cuddle® Paris Pink)
- Poly-Fil® Poly Pellets® Weighted Stuffing Beads
- 3/8 inch wide elastic
- Coordinating Thread
- Sewing Machine
- Sewing Scissors
- Printed copy of the Sleep Mask Pattern
Fill until full, but not packed with Poly-Fil® Poly Pellets® Weighted Stuffing Beads. Stitch the opening shut.
Trim around your stitching leaving a little less than 1/4 inch seam allowance. (We can trim it narrowly because Cuddle fabrics don’t fray. This method is not suitable for regular fabrics.) BE CAREFUL NOT TO CUT YOUR ELASTIC. We found it helpful to keep our hand vac nearby to vacuum any stray cuddle dust.
Prepare to enjoy a good night’s sleep! If you plan to use yours for migraine relief, keep in the in the freezer so it’s chilled when you need it.
PS You can find Shannon Fabrics at many local quilt shops and fabric stores, and online at fabric.com, theminkyboutique.com, and fabricdepot.com. You can also view our Store Locator to find shops near you.
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