Download FREE FACE MASK PATTERN

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With love & light,

Coral

 

 

 

Re-usable cloth face masks meant to reduce the amount of large-particle droplets, splashes, sprays or splatter that may contain germs from reaching your mouth and nose.

These are intended for use by essential non-medical personnel or individuals who wish to cover their nose and mouth while being out in public.

*****These are NOT AN ADEQUATE REPLACEMENT FOR PPE SUCH AS N95 MASKS******

This pattern is intended to be used with tight weave 100% cotton fabric such as quilters weight cotton. The tighter the weave the more protective the mask. I have chosen to use a very tight weave cotton shirting in the ones I am making.

 

Mask Sewing Version A (filter pocket with two vertical side openings)

  1. Sew outer layer pieces together at curved outer edge (1/4” seam allowance). Clip the seam allowance after sewing every ½” or so.
  2. Finger press seam to one side and top stitch in place (this will help keep the shape through laundering).
  3. Sew the nose darts. I prefer to sew from the outer edge in toward the dart apex and reverse out to avoid back-tacking at all.
  4. Do the same steps for the lining pieces (the topstitch isn’t necessary for the lining).
  5. Finish the side edges of the lining by turning in the edge ¼” twice and topstitch.
  6. Place the lining onto the outer layer with faces together (the good side of the fabric facing the good side of the fabric).
  7. Sew the lining onto the outer layer at the top and bottom edges (1/4” seam allowance).
  8. Clip the seam allowance every ½” or so to allow the curves to lay flat when turned.
  9. Turn the face mask right side out.
  10. Finger press the edges as flat as you can (use an iron if you need to).
  11. Topstitch the top and bottom edges starting at the unfinished edge of the outer layer wings (that will become the tie channel).
  12. Fold the outer layer wings in 1/8” (press if needed) and then roll in approximately ½” to create the tie casing. Topstitch this channel in place.
  13. Use twill tape, bias binding ties, or whatever you have on hand for ties. Cut them 31” long and thread through the channel. You can use a darning needle, safety pin, or other tool to thread them through. Knot both ends so they don’t unravel or pull through the channel during laundering.

 

Mask Sewing Version B (filter pocket with one horizontal opening)

  1. Sew outer layer pieces together at curved outer edge (1/4” seam allowance). Clip the seam allowance after sewing every ½” or so.
  2. Finger press seam to one side and top stitch in place (this will help keep the shape through laundering).
  3. Sew the nose darts. I prefer to sew from the outer edge in toward the dart apex and reverse out to avoid back-tacking at all.
  4. Sew upper lining pieces together at curved outer edge (1/4” seam allowance). Clip the seam allowance after sewing every ½” or so.
  5. Sew the lining nose darts.
  6. Sew lower lining pieces together at outer edge (1/4” seam allowance).
  7. Serge to finish the lining pieces where they will overlap as a pocket opening. If you do not have a serger you can finish this edge with a rolled hem or make it a double layer piece on the fabric fold to finish that edge. Add extra seam allowance as you need.
  8. Place both lining pieces onto the outer layer with faces together (the good side of the fabric facing the good side of the fabric).
  9. Sew both lining pieces onto the outer layer at the top and bottom edges (1/4” seam allowance).
  10. Clip the seam allowance every ½” or so to allow the curves to lay flat when turned.
  11. Turn the face mask right side out.
  12. Finger press the edges as flat as you can (use an iron if you need to).
  13. Topstitch the top and bottom edges.
  14. Fold the sides in 1/8” (press if needed) and then roll in approximately ½” to create the tie casing. Topstitch this channel in place. (The lining will overlap ½” at the sides.)
  15. Use twill tape, bias binding ties, or whatever you have on hand for ties. Cut them 31” long and thread through the channel. You can use a darning needle, safety pin, or other tool to thread them through. Knot both ends so they don’t unravel or pull through the channel during laundering.

***Both versions work well with an added strip of bendable metal added inside along the nose edge to secure as close a fit as possible. You can stitch it into place with a casing around it or just a short slot to allow it to be removable for ease of sanitizing and washing.

FILTER: This mask pattern has a pocket for a filter insert. Some are using new HEPA furnace filter or HEPA vacuum bag material for these filters when a commercial filter is not obtainable.

This LINK gives some good instructions for the above ideas.