Face masks... How many did you make over the past couple months and years? I bet you've lost count a long time ago!
I get it. They are not the most exciting thing to make yet we are coming back to make more. And more. And more.
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Over the years, I've tried several different designs and fits. I've tested and altered them and eventually came up with a design for kids and one for us adults. A design that nicely fits us all - and doesn't fall off their little faces.
And huuuuge bonus... this design is not super tedious to make. You, my friend, will not need a PhD in origami for this one. Quick and easy!
But let's get started. Shall we?
But before we get started - this is what you'll need. It's not a lot! I promise.
Materials you'll need:
- quilting cotton for the outside and lining
- elastics for the ear loops (these go a loooong way)
- wonder clips
- and of course a copy of my free template (please download it below)
I made this batch using some gorgeous prints by Heather Ross. For the outside as well as the lining I used West Hill (as they are reversible!). Added pink knit yarn for the ear loops - they are sooo good by the way. Super cheap as a spool lasts you forever and they won't hurt your ears (not even delicate kids ears).
And that's it, my friend. Yay!
Ohhh... and of course - you'll need a copy of the template. Just fill in your details and I'll send your copy right away.
And that's it, my friend. You're ready to go.
Watch the Tutorial
If this is your first attempt at mask making or you're a visual learner like me - let me show you how to make them. I promise - it's super duper easy.
Pretty much - print, trace, cut, sew four lines and you're ready to go!
Easy. Right? Told ya.
But let me quickly sum it up for you one more time. Ready?
- Cut out your template and trace it on the wrong side of fabric. You will need 4 pieces to make 1 mask (2 pieces for the outside and 2 pieces for the lining). Cut out the pieces using scissors or a rotary cutter.
- Place 2 pieces in front of you (right sides together) and sew them together along the curves edge for your nose. Repeat for the other side. Now turn the lining right side out and place it inside the other panel (again, right sides together). Make sure to hold it all in place using wonder clips.
- Cut 2 pieces of elastics and place them inside your panels (no need for clips). Now sew once around your mask using a 1/4" seam allowance, leaving a gap to turn the mask right side out. After turning, topstitch along the edge of your mask using a 1/8" seam allowance.
The trick is to make them in batches. So you don't have to make them too often. Nobody wants that.
Saying that though - they are quite therapeutic to make. Some mindless sewing for you, my friend. Almost like Yoga and you can most definitely watch Netflix whilst making yet another batch of face masks. Win win.
And that's a wrap, my friend. Make sure to get your free copy to make some super easy DIY face masks.
Happy Sewing, stay safe and take care.
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