How to make a mutant ninja turtle mask

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How to make a mutant ninja turtle mask
Each turtle wears a mask of a different colour. (Getty creative)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are distinguished by their different coloured masks and by the weaponry they use. Their masks are fabric bandanna types. Choose the colour that corresponds to the desired turtle costume, fabricate a cloth covering for the eyes and you will have a mask for your character. Raphael wears a red mask. Michelangelo has orange and Leonardo dons a blue mask. Donatello sports a purple eye covering.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • 1 m (39 inches) by 15 cm (6 inches) inches fabric
  • Measuring tape
  • Permanent marker
  • Scissors
  • Straight pins
  • Needle
  • Thread
  • Iron

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Fold the fabric in half lengthwise and place the centre on the nose bridge of your turtle masquerader.

  2. 2

    Open the fabric now and place it across the eyes and tie around the back of the head.

  3. 3

    Make two marks with a permanent marker on either side of the eyes to mark their width.

  4. 4

    Take the fabric off the head of the wearer and lay it flat on a table.

  5. 5

    Draw two eyes as indicated by the marks you placed on the material.

  6. 6

    Cut a slit the length of this eye position with scissors.

  7. 7

    Turn the fabric under on both sides of the eye slits to form a finished edge. Pin in place. This will keep the eye holes from fraying.

  8. 8

    Hand sew the pinned over seams with needle and matching thread.

  9. 9

    Remove the straight pins.

  10. 10

    Sew the complete outer perimeter of the fabric to finish all the edges and keep them from fraying.

  11. 11

    Press the whole bandanna with a hot iron to flatten all the seams.

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