This is really straightforward so I just made you a template and a little mini tutorial.
Cut 1 piece of fabric 9″ wide x 5″ tall
Cut 1 piece of batting slightly larger, 10″ wide by 6″ tall
Cut 1 piece of fleece or minky 10″ wide x 6″ tall
I used 16″ of 3/4″ wide knit elastic
Place the fabric on top of the batting. Quilt as desired. I used a basic grid since lines are my friend and I couldn’t free motion my way out of a paper bag. If you are really in a hurry, skip the quilting step!
Now use the template provided to cut out the quilted fabric.
Baste both ends of the elastic to the sides of the eyemask, matching the raw edges. Baste within the 3/8″ seam allowance. Fold it towards the middle to keep the extra out of the seams. This is a good time to try it on and make sure the elastic fits comfortably, since all elastic is different and everyone’s head is different.
Minky can be fussy to work with, so it helps to use a wider seam allowance. For this project, I just cut a large rectangle rather than cut out the pattern piece.
Place the fabric right sides together with the minky. Sew all the way around with a 3/8″ seam allowance, leaving a gap at the top about 2.5″ long. Backstitch at the beginning and end of the gap.
Trim away the minky away up to the seam allowance, leaving a little extra near the opening at the top. Clip and notch curves.
Turn right sides out and press really well, avoiding the elastic. Turn the opening under and hand stitch closed. Topstitch 1/4″-3/8″ from the edge with a longer stitch length (I like 3.5-4 for topstitching.)
Enjoy your eye mask!
Make a scrappy version!