In todays DIY post Ill show you how to make your very own sleep mask DIY just like the one Audrey Hepburn wore in Breakfast at Tiffanys. Check out DIY >
The playful styling, the bright colors and gold trims truly speak of fashion in the early sixties, (one of my favorite times in fashion).
What you’ll need to make your own Sleep Mask:
- Gold braid
- Gold elastic – 2 pieces 16.5″ each
- Gold fringe
- Sewing machine
- Sleep Mask Pattern – CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD
Let’s get started:
Print out the pattern and cut out (make sure when you’re printing that you print it actual size don’t let the computer re-size it or it will be too small). Trace around the pattern with a pen or tailors pencil on the felt. You will need two pieces of the mask and two eye lids.
Cut them out.
Glue the two main pieces of the mask together, inserting one end from each piece of the gold elastic to either side of the mask about half an inch and place a drop of glue on each to help hold them in place. After gluing I sewed all the way around the edge of the mask to keep the pieces together and to help hold the elastic in place.
If you are using long fringe like I did, trim your fringe to about 3/4 of an inch longer than the base of the fringe.
Glue the fringe to the underside of the eyelids. Set these aside to dry.
Glue the gold braid all the way around the edge on the front of the mask.
Glue the eye lids to the mask making sure to bring the sides of the eye lids in a bit to make them “bubble up” creating a 3-D effect.
Glue the eyebrows to the mask just above the eye lids. Tie the gold elastic in a bow and put a drop of glue on the center of the bow to keep it tied. Let the glue dry and note that the glue will dry clear.
Breakfast at Tiffany’s is one of my all time favorite movies (and I also recommend the book, it’s beautiful, Truman Capote was an amazing writer). So… I thought that recreating the wonderful sleep mask that Audrey Hepburn wore in this movie would be a great way to start my week.
I hope you enjoyed this DIY post. If you have any questions please email me or leave your questions in the comments, also if there are any other projects you’d like to see me tackle in a DIY post let me know.