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Free Face Mask Pattern

Course Crafts and DIY
Keyword beginner sewing projects, diy face mask, free face mask pattern, how to sew a face mask, sewing, sewing pattern
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 1
Calories
Author [email protected] T Makes Three
Cost .50

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.

Video

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!