Sleep Mask

Created By:

Maddie Bushman of Janome

Skill Level: Beginner

For those times when you are traveling and just want to take a power nap, but there is too much light, this is the perfect accessory for you. Maddie Bushman's Sleep Mask is made for the frequent flyer who is tired, sleepy and anxious from traveling, exploring, teaching and learning. 

Janome Supplies Required
  • Any Janome sewing machine
  • Zig-Zag Foot A
  • All purpose sewing thread
  • Bobbin filled with matching thread
  • Blue Tip Needle 11
Fabric and Notions Required
  • 10" x 5" - fashion fabric
  • 10" x 5" - flannel
  • 10" x 5" - batting
  • 10" x 5" - lace (optional)
  • 14" x 1/4" - elastic
  • Two buttons, 1/2" in diameter
  • Straight pins
  • Fabric marking pen
  • Scissors
  • Pink shears
  • Hand sewing needle
  • Download the pattern piece

*Feel free to embroider your sleep mask!

Fabric Preparation:

  1. On the wrong side of the fashion fabric, trace the pattern piece provided using the fabric marking pen.
  2. On the right side of the fashion fabric, arrange the lace where desired and adhere with a temporary spray adhesive.


  1. Set up the sewing machine for a straight stitch. 
  2. Use a 1/4" seam allowance when sewing.
  3. Adjust the stitch length to make a longer stitch. (3.0 is recommended)
  4. On the right side of the fashion fabric, arrange the lace where desired and adhere with a temporary adhesive spray.
  5. With the right sides together, take the fashion fabric and the flannel and place it on top of the batting. Note that the wrong side of the fashion fabric should have the traced outline that is visible.
  6. Sew on the traced line of the fashion fabric, but leaving a 2" opening at the straight edge for turning right side out.
  7. With the fashion fabric still wrong side out, use the pinking shears to trim the sleep mask. Note that cutting with the pink shears will help make the seams lay flat.
  8. Turn right side out and press.
  9. Using the hand sewing needle and thread, stitch the opening closed.
  10. Adjust the sewing machine for sewing on a button or a narrow satin stitch.
  11. Place the elastic where indicated on the pattern.
  12. Stitch the two ends of the elastic on the wrong side of the sleep mask.
  13. If desired, take the buttons and stitch in place to cover the stitches that were made to attach the elastic.
Everyone is Talking about Sleep Mask

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Saturday, December 17, 2016

I like the concept, but the directions are "sloppy." Nowhere in the supply list does it mention the felt or the batting (how much?). Also, I would never use a high loft batting in a placemat, or a table runner, as I think that it would be too unstable for a glass. The next time I make these, I will cut out the batting (I use flannel) and spray baste it to the wrong side of the Dresden plate before I put the Dresden plate on the felt to cut out. I have not yet washed the finished placemat, and am hoping that the single layer of felt does not curl up, or become distorted after washing/drying.
Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Friday, February 24, 2017

I made this today but your cutting directions need to be changed. You only need 4 of color 1 and color 3 4.5 squares for the triangles. Also the inner border, you only need 2 cuts as WOF is long enough to cut each in half to fit the sides.
Wednesday, August 30, 2017

I've had this machine for only a week now. I bought it used from a lady who makes her own clothes, but she no longer needed the machine. During the purchase, she noted that she is almost sad that it's better to give it away because of how well the machine performed. (I also bought it along side a computerized machine of another brand.} She demoed the machine for us, showing it worked and gave us everything (including the box it came in!) She took amazing care of this machine. I have used it a few times now, and the directions for threading were easy to follow (albeit my hands are quite large so the lower looper was a pain, but that is no fault to the machine or brand.) And I recommend this machine to anyone who wants to learn to serge and wants a machine that can grow with them. I will happily use this machine time and time again.
Sunday, February 25, 2018

I love, love, love my S9! It's sews and embroiders beautifully and it's simplicity of use amazes me. I would recommend this machine for both a beginner and an experienced seamstress. If I would ask anything of Janome it would be to upgrade the programming to run a larger hoop size. I understand that it can't get much wider but there is most definitely room for it to go longer. That is the only limitation of this machine.
Monday, February 26, 2018

I purchased a Memorycraft 15000 a few years ago and it was the best purchase I ever made! This machine can do just about anything you would would ever want! I love the capability of using the Acuedit app to set up my embroidery pattern on my Ipad and then download it to the machine! I love how my embroidery looks upon completion and I love all the good lighting it has to light up your workspace. That way you don’t need to worry about where to set up your machine. It also has plenty of room to do machine embroidery on any size quilts! There are many decorative stitches from which to choose that are outstanding! It’s hard to choose which one to use! There are so many great features it is hard to decide what I love the most. If you want to buy only one machine to last a lifetime, I would recommend this one!

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