This face mask can be made in 15 minutes and is machine washable.
Follow these instructions or watch the film.
The PDF for the mask template is here: Mask Template
What you will need
- sewing machine
- dressmaking pins
- thread to match your fabric
- cotton lining fabric
- cotton outer fabric
- 2 pieces of elastic (between 4-8mm wide and 8-10 inches long)
- pattern template
When choosing your cotton fabric, pick one with a high thread count. You can check this by holding it up to the window. It shouldnt let too much light through.
STEP 1: CUTTING
Using the template draw around 2 pieces of lining fabric according to your size. You will need to flip the template over to draw around the second one. Remember to mark in the notches. Repeat this process for the outer fabric.
You will now have 4 pieces
cut your elastic to the correct length. You will need 8 inches for a child , 9 inches for an adult small to medium size and 10 inches for a large.
STEP 2: ATTACHING THE ELASTIC
Now you have your 4 pieces you are ready to attach the elastic. Sandwich the elastic at the notches inbetween the outer fabric and inner lining as shown with the right sides together. Take care to make sure your elastic lies flat and doesn’t get twisted.
NOW YOU ARE READY TO START SEWING!
STEP 3: SEWING IN THE ELASTIC
Using a zig zag or overlock stitch (if your machine has one) stitch from the top to the bottom stitching over the elastic as you go. This will secure the elastic in place. Repeat the process with the other 2 pieces of fabric but this time leave a 2 inch gap as shown. This will make more sense later in the tutorial. You should now have 2 seperate pieces each with 1 outer fabric and 1 lining and the elastic attached.
STEP 4: SEWING THE MASK TOGETHER
Open up the two pieces and place right sides together and pin all around the edge. The elastic should be inside and you will now have both your lining fabrics together on the left side and the outer fabrics on the right. Like shown. Sew all the way around using your overlock stitch.
STEP 5: SEWING THE GAP
You should now have everything sewn together other than the 2 inch gap. Now using the gap turn the whole mask inside out so the right sides are on the outside. Push the linings behind the outer fabric and it should now look like an almost completed mask. Then fold the fabric in at
the gap in like in the photo.
STEP 6: TOP STITCH
Top stitch over the folded gap and all the way around the mask .
YOU NOW HAVE YOUR FINISHED MASK!