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15 Minute DIY Sloth Sleep Mask Sewing Tutorial

Create an adorable DIY Sloth Sleep Mask in just 15 minutes using your Cricut Maker or Cricut Explore with this fun sewing tutorial! 

What is it about sloths that make them just so darn cute? I’m seriously in love with these slow moving little critters. My kiddos are in love with sloths too and are constantly coming to me with sloth facts. “Mom, did you know that the #1 cause of death among sloths happens when they are going to the bathroom? They come down out of the tree to go poop and they move so slowly when they are down there that their predators get them!” Yes, we are a family of sloth lovers.

Last year I created a 30 Minute Bunny Sleep Mask and I’ve been dreaming of creating a DIY Sloth Sleep Mask ever since.

This 30 Minute Bunny Sleep Mask Sewing Tutorial is just about as cute as can be! Its easy to make and would make an adorable handmade gift idea for teens or tweens and would be perfect for birthday party or slumber party favors! Free cut file provided using the Cricut Maker or Cricut Explore. I have to make this Cricut project next! Step by step photos and instructions! #sponsored #CricutMade #CricutMaker

I recently received a box of goodies from Cricut that included some pretty fabric. I used two of the pieces for my 15 Minute Makeup Bag Sewing Tutorial. As I was looking at the other fabric in the Cricut Riley Blake Yes Please Fabric Sampler it occurred to me that the white piece with gold lines would be adorable for a slothy sleep mask! So I went for it! 

This might be the most fun Cricut Maker project ever! How adorable is this DIY Sloth Sleep Mask? This easy project only takes 15 minutes to make. Includes a step by step tutorial and cut file for cutting with your Cricut Maker or Cricut Explore! Would make adorable party favors for a sloth birthday slumber party! #Cricut #Sloth #Sewing #Craft

I’m just as pleased as punch with how it turned out. I am also super happy because I designed it in Cricut Design Space so that means all of you with Cricuts can cut out all of your pieces with just the click of a button! I cut mine using my Cricut Maker using the Cricut Rotary Blade but those of you with a Cricut Explore can still make this project too! Just cut out the pieces that would be fabric on cardstock and then use it as a template to trace and cut your fabric! Easy peasy lemon squeezy! 

I know that this project is going to become a regular handmade gift in our family… we have a lot of sloth loving little friends! Once this little sweetie ends up on the slumber party circuit I’m sure we are going to be getting a ton of requests for it! 

Pull out your Cricut Maker or Cricut Explore and sewing machine and whip up this DIY Sloth Sleep Mask in just 15 minutes! This easy sewing tutorial walks you through step by step. Perfect for handmade gifts for sloth lovers or for a sloth themed birthday party! #Sloth #handmade #CricutMaker #CricutProject

Ready to learn how to make my 15 Minute DIY Sloth Sleep Mask? Read on for the step by step instructions and the Cricut cut file! Also if you love sloths make sure you read all the way to the bottom of this post for 50+ Sloth Craft, DIY and Gift Ideas


15 Minute DIY Sloth Sleep Mask Sewing Tutorial


Pull out your Cricut Maker or Cricut Explore and sewing machine and whip up this DIY Sloth Sleep Mask in just 15 minutes! This easy sewing tutorial walks you through step by step. Perfect for handmade gifts for sloth lovers or for a sloth themed birthday party! #Sloth #handmade #CricutMaker #CricutProject

The materials you need for this project are:

Directions: 

Step 1: Log into Cricut Design Space and then open the sloth sleep mask cut file from the top of the materials list above. Cut your pieces by clicking  “Make It” in the top right hand corner of your screen. Make a DIY sloth sleep mask in 15 minutes with this easy sewing tutorial. Use your Cricut Maker or Cricut Explore to cut the pieces. #Cricut #Sloth

You’ll then click “Continue” in the bottom right hand corner of your screen. 

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Next select your Cricut Maker machine from the drop down menu which will bring up a screen for you to select your material. If you don’t see your material listed click the “View All” button and chose your material from the list (you can also search for the name of the material). Cut the sloth hair, eyes, eye patches and nose from iron-on which you’ll need your regular Cricut Fine Blade for. Cut the sleep mask pieces from fabric (I used cotton for the front and fleece for the back). You will need to use a Cricut Rotary Blade for your fabric. Alternatively if you have a Cricut Explore you can cut the sleep mask pieces out of cardstock and then use them to trace and cut your fabric. 

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Step 2: After you have cut all your pieces, it’s time to apply the iron-on shapes to the front of your sleep mask fabric. Which involves layering. Now layering can be a tricky thing because you don’t want to scorch your iron-on. I find that the Cricut Iron-On Protective Sheet  makes layering so much easier. Check the EasyPress Heat Setting Guide to know what temperature and for how long each piece gets pressed. When layering I never press any of the pieces for as long as the settings suggest because otherwise your other pieces will get scorched. 

For the sloth sleep mask I applied the sloth’s hairline and eye patches first, pressing for approximately 10-15 seconds or until the eye patches were just stuck to the fabric. I then removed the plastic covering from the eye patches but left it on the hair line. 

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I then applied the whites of the eyes and covered the whole mask with the iron on protective sheet. I tried to avoid the hairline with my EasyPress as much as possible and just apply the heat to the eyes. I pressed for just 5 seconds, so that the white iron-on was just attached. 

15 Minute DIY Sloth Sleep Mask Sewing Tutorial A Fun Project Using Your Cricut Maker or Cricut Explore. #Sewing #CricutMaker #Cricut #Sloth

I then removed the clear plastic cover from the white pieces and put on the black eyes and the nose. I again pressed for approximately 5 seconds, covering the sleep mask with the iron-on protective sheet. Then finally I applied the white dots to the eyes, pressing for approximately 10 seconds (again under the iron-on protective sheet). 

15 Minute DIY Sloth Sleep Mask Sewing Tutorial A Fun Project Using Your Cricut Maker or Cricut Explore. #Sewing #CricutMaker #Cricut #Sloth

When that was done I removed all of the clear plastic protective sheets and proceeded onto the sewing step. 

Step 3: Pin your elastic onto the back fleece part of the sleep mask. Let the elastic overhang the edge of the mask by 1/2 inch on each side. 

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Next you want to make a “sleep mask sandwich”. The side of the fleece with the elastic pinned to it should be facing up. On top of that lay the front of your face mask with eyes and nose facing down. Since the face of the mask has iron-on applied to it, I suggest using wonder clips so that you don’t poke holes in your iron-on and/or being strategic with where you place your pins. 

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Step 4: Sew all the way around the outside of your sleep mask using a 1/4 inch seam allowance and making sure to leave a 1 inch or bigger gap to flip your mask right side out. 

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Flip your mask right side out, press into place (make sure you use the iron-on protective sheet if pressing the sloth’s face) and sew closed the opening that you used to turn the sloth mask right side out using needle and thread. 

Pull out your Cricut Maker or Cricut Explore and sewing machine and whip up this DIY Sloth Sleep Mask in just 15 minutes! This easy sewing tutorial walks you through step by step. Perfect for handmade gifts for sloth lovers or for a sloth themed birthday party! #Sloth #handmade #CricutMaker #CricutProject

Voila! You have a sloth sleep mask made in just 15 minutes! Just look at that sweet little face! 

Pull out your Cricut Maker or Cricut Explore and sewing machine and whip up this DIY Sloth Sleep Mask in just 15 minutes! This easy sewing tutorial walks you through step by step. Perfect for handmade gifts for sloth lovers or for a sloth themed birthday party! #Sloth #handmade #CricutMaker #CricutProject

I’m pretty in love with how it turned out… and so is this kid! 

This DIY Sloth Sleep Mask is so stinking cute! Bonus you can make it in just 15 minutes using your Cricut Maker or Cricut Explore. Such a fun and easy Cricut Project! #Cricut #CricutProject #HandmadeGift #Sloth


Tell me… Do you have a sloth lover in your life? Who would you make this for? What would you like to see us make with our Cricut Maker next?


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This DIY Sloth Sleep Mask is so stinking cute! Bonus you can make it in just 15 minutes using your Cricut Maker or Cricut Explore. Such a fun and easy Cricut Project! #Cricut #CricutProject #HandmadeGift #Sloth

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