I have designed a face mask pattern to help in the efforts to aid our healthcare professionals with masks until more supplies become available.
Here is the link to the pattern: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1uZtS4ZdqTTFXDn-sXSZSLSAyYw6dIosn
Here is the link to the filter pocket add on. https://drive.google.com/file/d/13POh8YWEK0m8e7EKlH52BK0AvK7n8J_j
- 1 layer of 100% cotton flannel
- 1 layer of 100% cotton broadcloth, muslin, or other tightly woven cotton fabric
- 1/4″ flat elastic or round elastic cord OR additional broadcloth for making ties
- 1 pocket layer of 100% cotton broadcloth, muslin, or other tightly woven cotton fabric (optional)
ALL SEAMS ARE 1/4″ SEAM ALLOWANCE
If you can – preshrink you fabric on hot in the washer and dry. This will make sure the fabric does not shrink and warp after sewing.
For Both Versions:
Cut all layers. I am using a rotary cutter, but if you use scissors it is easier to mark with chalk and then remove your pattern and cut.
Fold in half and stitch the upper and lower darts using a very tiny stitch length. Do this separately for each layer. Trim the edges a bit to reduce bulk as shown.
Elastic Version Instructions:
Place the two layers right sides together and sew the top and bottom seams, leaving an opening in one seam to later turn the mask right side out.
Cut 2 elastic lengths 6.5″ or 7″ long (you can adjust for size as needed).
Place one side of the elastic flat in the corner along the side seams and pin. Do the same at the bottom of the side seam, keeping the elastic straight.
Sew the side seam and repeat for the other side.
Turn the mask right side out.
Press all of the seam flat and topstitch on the edge all of the way around.
Make three pleats as shown on the pattern. Pin and sew along the edge. Sew again 1/4″ away from the edge.
Ta da! All done and ready to deliver.
Tie Version Instructions:
- Cut 2 strips of fabric 1 inch wide and 44 inches long.
- Use a bias tape maker or fold the outer edges to the center and press.
- Pin the center, unfinished edge of the mask on the center of the pressed strip of fabric and sew along the edge of the binding.
- Fold over the binding and sew the entire length of the binding. Repeat for the opposite side.