DIY Face Mask Tutorial and Pattern

**SEE UPDATED FACE MASK TUTORIAL: (more options and an updated video) I’ve been working for weeks to perfect a DIY Face Mask that will fit snug on the face (without gaps) and help protect against germs. You can print the PDF pattern HERE: Printer settings for different sizes: (click printer options – print size and adjust the percentage based on the chart below). 100% for Regular Adult Size 110% for X-Large Adult Size 93% for Teen Size 88% for 10-14 year olds 83% for 6-9 year olds 78% for 3-5 year olds Here’s what you’ll need: Supplies: 100% Cotton Fabric Scraps (Pre-washed and dried) Elastic (or Soft Elastic for around the head) – or Flexible Garden Tie (aka soft plant tie) – Wire Cutters Sewing Clips or Pins – Scissors Sewing Machine and Thread NOTE: Cut Behind the Ears Elastic as follows: (these are approximate measurements, you can adjust to fit to your face by measuring before you cut) Large Adult – 6″ each Regular Adult – 5″ each Teen – 4-1/2″ each – (if your teen is the size of a regular adult do 5″) 10-14 year olds – 4-1/2″each 6-9 year olds – 4″ each 3-5 year olds – 4″ each Here is a step-by-step tutorial on how to sew your masks: How to add a Filter Pocket and Head Elastic: NOTE: For Behind the Head Elastic – cut measurements as follows: (these are approximate measurements) Large Adult Men’s – 15″ and 11″ Regular Adult – 14″ and 10″ Teen – 13-1/2″ and 9-1/2″ 10-14 year olds – 13″ and 9″ 6-9 year olds – 12-1/2″ and 8-1/2″ 3-5 year olds – 12″ and 8″ Masks are not recommended for children 2 and younger! Instructions: *Print Pattern – See link above. *Cut pattern out. *Trace pattern onto fabric. Cut 2 lining pieces and 2 outside pieces, opposite each other. You can also cut Non-woven interfacing to include in the pattern for more filtration. *Cut Fabric out. *Put right sides together of each set and sew along the front curved edge. *Cut notches along the seam so it will lay flat when turned. Be careful not to clip the thread you just sewed. (OPTIONAL) *FOR A FILTER POCKET: fold bottom section under twice (about 1/8”) and iron, then stitch in place from one end to the other. Repeat for both layers. *Put the 2 pieces right sides together. *Cut Elastic (see guide above for how long to cut elastic) – ear and head elastic options. *Put elastic in between fabric layers. Clip or pin into place. *Sew along outside edge of mask. Be sure to backstitch over elastic to secure. (Leave about a 3” gap for turning at the bottom. *Cut pointy corners off and any excess elastic. Don’t clip any seam threads. *Turn right side out. Push corners out. *Iron Edges Flat. * Clip or pin pleats in place along the sides of the mask (about ½” each side for regular size mask, smaller for other masks) *Cut a 2” piece of wire for nose. I prefer the garden tie flexible wire. (See supplies for details) *Using the wire as your guide…at the top of your mask sew to the left and right of where the wire will go. *Place your wire inside the mask, pushing it all the way to the top, in between the 2 lines you just sewed. *Begin sewing to the left of your wire and then continue along the edge of your mask until you get to the bottom. Leave about a 3” gap if you are adding a filter pocket, and then continue sewing around the mask until you get back to the nose area, where you started. Congrats!! Your mask is complete!! **Recommended washing after each use. Wash on warm and hang to dry (mask will last longer) or dry on low setting in dryer. **It is NOT RECOMMENDED for children 2 and under to wear masks. FAQs: Kid sizes now listed above Printable instructions are coming soon! Seam Allowance is about 3/8″ I try to do as small as my machine will allow. The pleat on the side is about 1″ total – 1/2″ on each side then laid down to sew. For larger size make it a little smaller, for kids sizes make it a little smaller as well. Ignore the 1″ square on the pattern, that was for sizing purposes but print according to the percentage you need for the size mask you wish to make. If you don’t have a printer try opening the pattern on your computer screen, brighten your screen and trace the pattern on a thin piece of paper. These are about how much distance is between each section of the pattern (for regular size): Top 5″ (including swoop)Top nose to chin 9″Chin to Jaw 3-1/2″Jaw to upper ear 4″ Removable Nose Wire Instructions are coming soon as well!! 1 Adult mask takes about 1/4 yard of fabric. Have any other questions please leave them in the comments. Happy Sewing! *This is not a sponsored post. However, some links may be affiliate links where I earn a small commission if you purchase through my links at no added cost to you. Thanks for supporting my channel. You Might Also Like:Hello Kitty PillowSneak Peak!! Ruffled bedding…Valentine CraftsTeacher Appreciation CupcakesThe following two tabs change content below.BioLatest Posts Taya Hi I’m Taya! A stay-at-home mother to 5 cuties. I love to craft, sew, blog and make fun things. I’m the creator of the ‘Eat-Pray-Create’ blog and I’m so glad you’re here! 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