Woot, sleepingwhimsy here! 🙂
This time we are doing Okita Sougo’s sleeping mask from the anime Gintama. The super sadist prince is one of my favorite characters. 😀
Felt fabric in red, white, black
1 inch wide garter (you do the math for the circumference of your head)
Reference, reference, reference!
Picture tutorial tiem!
I got the sleep mask pattern from here: http://www.craftbits.com/images/sleepytime.jpg
the internet is awesome
traced the pattern from my laptop screen lol
Nifty trick: tape 2 pencils together to give you an automatic seam space/space
Overlap the fabric roughly the same size of the pattern so you could cut 2 pieces in one go
pin them together for stability
Cut the outer part of the pattern and trace it on the red felt fabric
So, now we have 2 black base patterns and 1 red inner base
Make a pattern for the eyes and adjust it to your liking
Sew one of the black cut out with the red cut out
It’s okay to be messy on the underside but make sure the stitches are neat on the visible side
Cut out the black base for the eyes; same as before, overlap the fabric so you can cut 2 in one go
Adjust it according to your preference
I had a mistake for this part, I was supposed to only get the white corners for the eyes but upon closer inspection of the reference picture, the white part is surrounded by black..so I made a smaller version of the black part of the eyes for the white.
TL;DR: It’s better to cut a smaller version of the black part of the eyes with white felt in order to overlap them to get the black line outside the white part of the mask
Sew the whites to the black
I used a water bottle cap because the black dot of both eyes is slightly bigger
sew together..something’s kind of missing…
It’s missing the lashes, of course! I opted to sew them individually so that it will be more durable and not prone to being torn off or something
Do the same for the other eye
how it looks when it’s neatly sewn..
sew the black 1 inch garter on the wrong side and then sew the OTHER black cut out on the underside
aaaaannnndddd you’re DONE.
Ginpachi sensei, you should shave already, and that’s Sougo’s sleeping mask
Thanks for reading~!