Time Required :
About an hour
Beginner
Beginner
You're new to the skills necessary to complete this project, or maybe you've tried them just once or twice before.

fabric face mask

Make a simple face mask from tightly woven cotton fabric for protection from germs, dust and viruses. Great anyone wanting to add a layer of protection when in public spaces.
Step 1

Click here to download and print the pattern and here for the diagram; then cut out the pattern, Set the pattern pieces aside but keep the diagram close.
TIP: This face mask is made with fabric ties but can also be made with elastic. If you would rather use elastic, cut two 7" pieces and skip to Step 4.

Step 2

Cut four 1¼" x 21" strips of fabric.

Step 3

Fold each strip in half and press with your iron. Lay one strip pattern side down on your workspace. Fold the length of one side of the raw edge in toward the center fold mark and pin in place. Repeat for the other length, then fold together, pin and sew. Repeat for the remaining three strips. Set the strips a side for now.

Step 4

Fold your fabric and position the pattern on the fold where indicated in the diagram. Pin in place and cut out two pieces.

Step 5

Cut a 3"-4" piece of a chenille pipe cleaner and position it onto the wrong side of one of the face mask pieces. You can either zig zag stitch, hand stitch or hot glue it into place.
TIP: The chenille pipe cleaner allows the mask to be form fitted at the top onto the face which is helpful to close the gap around the nose and top of cheek bone.

Step 6

Lay the face mask piece from Step 5, pattern-side down, and pin your straps (fabric or elastic) into place using the diagram as your guide. Sew the straps into place.

Step 7

Lay the face mask piece with the straps right-side up and gather the straps in to the center of the mask.
TIP: You may want to tie or pin them together to avoid stitching over them.

Step 8

Now, lay the other face mask piece, right-side down on top and pin these two pieces together. Stitch around the mask with a ¼" seam allowance, leaving the opening at the bottom where indicated on the diagram.

Step 9

Turn the fabric inside out through the opening on the bottom of the mask. Flatten out the mask. Pin the opening together and stitch closed.

Step 10
Following the diagram, create and pin the tucks, then sew them to secure. 

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