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Free Face Mask Pattern

Sew your own face masks with this free mask pattern! Instructions include sizing for both adult and child face masks.

how to sew a face mask

Big thanks to my friend, Andee for sharing her free face mask pattern and pictures!

How to Sew a Face Mask

Supplies

  • cotton fabric in two different patterns (this is important so the user can tell at a glance which side needs to face outward.)
  • skinny elastic (for an adult mask)
  • 12″-14″ bias tape (for a child mask)

1/81/8″ Skinny Elastic1/8

 

Directions

Step 1. Cut two pieces of cotton fabric in the following dimensions:

  • Adult – 9.5” x 6.5”
  • Child – 7.5” x 5 “

 

Mark one piece of fabric one inch from each corner on the short sides as shown.

Step 2. Cut two 6” pieces of elastic (adult) and machine tack to the marked fabric.

If you run out of thin elastic you can split thicker elastic lengthwise. Use sharp scissors not a rotary cutter to split it. Then give it a good stretch to pop out any damaged elastic threads and you’re good to go!

For the kid sizes, you can use 4-5” elastic based on sizing. I also make these with ties. You will need 4 strips of 12-14” bias tape. Tack each piece on the mark as shown with the elastic. I machine tack for extra reinforcement but you can pin it – whatever is easiest!

free face mask pattern

Step 3. Pin the other fabric face down to the tacked fabric.

Step 4. Sew it up leaving a hole at the top or bottom of a long side so that you can turn it. I used a little less than a 1/2” seam allowance.

diy face mask sewing pattern

Step 5. Turn it right side out and poke out the corners.

diy face mask

Step 6. Iron it out flat.

ironing the face mask

Step 7. Iron the first pleat.

sewing a face mask

Step 8. Iron the second pleat. You can pin the pleats but I don’t. I just hit it with steam from the iron.

mask mask diy

Step 9. Sew along the edges making sure to close the hole.

free face mask pattern

Step 10. You’re done!!! Congratulations you’ve helped the cause!!! 

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how to sew a face mask

Free Face Mask Pattern

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4.37 from 25 votes
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Crafts and DIY
Servings 1
Calories

Equipment

  • Scissors
  • Sewing machine

Ingredients
  

  • cotton fabric in two different patterns
  • elastic for an adult mask
  • 12 "-14" bias tape for a child mask
  • thread

Instructions
 

  • Cut two pieces of cotton fabric in the following dimensions:Adult - 9.5” x 6.5”Child - 7.5” x 5 “
  • Mark one piece of fabric one inch from each corner on the short sides as shown.
  • Cut two 6” pieces of elastic (adult) and machine tack to the marked fabric. (For the kid sizes, you can use 4-5” elastic based on sizing. I also make these with ties. You will need 4 strips of 12-14” bias tape. Tack each piece on the mark as shown with the elastic. I machine tack for extra reinforcement but you can pin it - whatever is easiest!)
  • Step 3. Pin the other fabric face down to the tacked fabric.
  • Step 4. Sew it up leaving a hole at the top or bottom of a long side so that you can turn it. I used a little less than a 1/2” seam allowance.
  • Step 5. Turn it right side out and poke out the corners.
  • Step 6. Iron it out flat.
  • Step 7. Iron the first pleat.
  • Step 8. Iron the second pleat. You can pin the pleats but I don’t. I just hit it with steam from the iron.
  • Step 9. Sew along the edges making sure to close the hole.

Notes

If you run out of thin elastic you can split thicker elastic lengthwise. Use sharp scissors not a rotary cutter to split it. Then give it a good stretch to pop out any damaged elastic threads and you’re good to go!
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