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Okita Sougo Sleeping Mask Picture Tutorial

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. 😀

Materials needed:

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:

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 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 neatly

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.

Finished product:

Ginpachi sensei, you should shave already, and that’s Sougo’s sleeping mask

Thanks for reading~!



Posted by on 2012.06.26 in props


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