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An Inspired Advent: Day 19

Nanette Webb birch organic cotton Fabric gift Holidays projects

As the days draw nearer to Christmas, the idea of making gifts seems more overwhelming. But it’s not too late!

I love the process of making things, often much more than buying. Being known for my penchant for making things, I’m usually asked to make gifts. Someone, and I won’t say who, asked me to make him a sleep mask. And so I did! This is a very quick gift to make, it only took me about a half hour. If you need something quick for friends, this is perfect!

Selfies are hard.

I used this free pattern for it, and it was incredibly simple. Also, you can kind of see a lump in it, because the recipient also asked me to make it smelly. I put a little sack of lavender in it.

But I will back up a little. This person is into outer space, so I used Birch spaceship fabric for the front, and lined it with a black cotton sateen. I used this really nice Japanese elastic grosgrain for the band.

I trimmed close to the stitching to reduce bulk, then realized I had sewn the layers in the wrong order and had to take everything apart. Sometimes sewing takes a bit of thought.

I wasn’t sure how to add the lavender. I felt weird about just dumping them in. I ended up making a little pouch out of linen, which gives the mask a bit of a lump.

But it smells nice, and I don’t have to worry about any lavender poking through. Success! And here is a beauty shot.


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