Here's our scrapbusting no-sew sleep mask project May 24, 2018 07:00
Recently we were challenged to make a bunch of stuff out of fabric without using any needles. Here's one of the many projects we came up with - it's a ten minute job max, and needs a dark fabric, a decorative fabric, pinking shears, a bit of ribbon and some Bondaweb. Here we go:
You will need
It looks like a sheet of very fine gauze, and has comes with a white backing paper a bit like baking paper. It melts into a glue when hot. Take off the white backing paper, and just lay the gauze between to layers of fabric. Then iron slowly, with no steam, using a pressing rather than a rubbing motion. The gauze melts and bonds the layers together. Make sure no Bondaweb is showing between the fabric layers, as it will ruin your ironing board and your iron! If in doubt, sandwich the fabric between the white backing paper, which can be ironed, to protect the iron and board. When it cools, the glue sets and your fabric is stuck together. It's also a bit stiffer, and it wont fray as the glue has stabilize the edges. Super handy stuff!
Use the Bondaweb to bond two layers of your darker fabric together. Make sure the pretty side is showing on one side, and the back of the fabric is showing on the other (for those who sew - it's right side to wrong side)
Now bond the second fabric onto the dark fabric. Make sure the pretty side of the fabric is showing, so both sides of the mask have the good side of the fabric showing. (Wrong side to wrong side)
Cut out your sleep mask. Pinking shears give a nice zigzag finish, and the fabric shouldn't fray as the Bondaweb will have sealed the edges
Fold the eye mask in half lengthwise and snip a little triangle out where you want the hole for the strap to go.
Add the ribbon
The finished mask is reversible
Quick, super hand and great for using up scraps!