For beginners to sewing like me some of the face mask tutorials out there are difficult. I found this modified one to suit me just fine and wanted to share.
Video is up on YouTube! https://youtu.be/zpFboXr0EZ0
- (2) 9 x 6 fabric in Color A
- (2) 9 x 6 fabric in Color B
- Coordinating thread
- (4) strips of 20″ bias tape or
- (2) 7” lengths of braided elastic or
- (2) hair ties
- dress pins or quilt clips
- seam ripper
- bias tape
- First, cut 4 pieces from your fabric of choice (2 for outside of mask and 2 for inside of mask). If you use this pattern and you don’t need to add seam allowance:
- After cutting, you’ll have two pairs of fabric. You can always add a layer of filter inside, I recommend cotton flannel.
- Pick two fabric pieces, pin them right side facing each other. Sew along the 1/4” seam allowance (0.5 cm from the edge).
- Clip the curved edge.
- Open the sewn piece and sew a flat felled seam.
- Repeat the steps above with the other pair of fabric pieces.
- Put the inside and outside mask pieces right side facing together and sew along the long edges to 1/2” before the short edge, leaving the short edges open.
- Turn the mask right side out. Iron flat.
- Fold the short edge in 1/2” to hide the raw edges and enclose the tie.
- Pick your tie method (7” elastic, hair tie, or 20” bias tape)
- Push the 1/4” of the tie ends into the short edges. You can adjust the length by trying the mask on and pinning.
- Sew the short edges using backstitching to secure over your tie method.
- Optional: sew a topstitch around all edges once more to reinforce the mask.
Printable PDF of Instructions: