I made a lot of gifts as Christmas presents this year, a lot of my friends travel often so I thought I could make travel masks personalised to each friend.

The first one I made was one of my favorite shapes: kitty shaped haha!

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So what you need:

  • Black felt
  • Pink leopard print polar fleece
  • Ribbon
  • Thread, needle, scissors
  • Decoration, I’m using a crochet flower

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Start by cutting out the basic shapes. You want it to be as wide as the person you’re making it for’s face and tall enough to get from forehead to cheeks. The basic shape is straight along the top and then with two large curves along the bottom.

Cut one out of black felt and one out of the polar fleece. You will also need two triangles for the ears.

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Cut some sleepy eye shapes out of the felt too.

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The ears will be pleated so they puff up a bit.

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This will be the layout for the final mask:

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Stitch on the eye pieces with needle and thread.

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Taadaa 😉

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Stitch the pleat in the ears and then place them good side down on to the face area like this:

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Put the black felt piece on top and stitch around the entire outside leaving only a 3cm gap at the start.

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Turn the whole thing inside out through the hole.

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And then stitch the hole up.

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Add a little decoration to one ear like a flower or bow and it’s almost finished!

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The last step is to add a ribbon or elastic to either side so there is some way to actually wear it 😉

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And that’s basically it, you just need to find a willing model to try it out!

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Shh nap time!

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These are so much fun to make, I want to make lots of different shapes now 😀