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How to make Face mask

This guide is ordered in terms of difficulty level. The first two methods – how to make a bandanna-style face mask and a face mask using a T-shirt these are super-easy and require no sewing at all. We’ve then got two methods for sewing your own face mask, one without a sewing machine, and one with a sewing machine.

If you are sewing, you can either using spare fabric you have lying around at home, or buy something new. A bright design also means you are less likely to get your face mask confused with anyone else’s, and are perhaps less likely to lose it.

Woman using a scarf as a face mask during coronavirus outbreak

bandanna-style face mask

You will need:

  • A bandanna or scarf
  • 2 x elastic or rubber bands, or hair ties

The easiest method for making your own face mask involves folding a bandanna or a scarf. Note that you need to choose the right bandanna or scarf. Hold it up to the light to see how much you can see through it. The less you can see, the better; if the material is too thin then your face mask won’t be as effective. Tightly woven, 100 per cent cotton is best.

The CDC recommends folding your bandana in half, then folding it again twice – length ways from both the top and the bottom.

Then, place your rubber bands or hair ties around your strip of material, and fold the material in towards the middle, tucking the ends into each other if possible.

Face mask with elastics

  • Cut two layers of 9″x7″ cotton fabric and one layer of 9″x7″ non-woven interfacing
  • Cut two 6″ pieces of elastic (Note: Tubular elastic is best, but 1/8″ elastic also works.)
  • Stack the layers of fabric, with face of the fabrics facing each other and the filter layer on top
  • Insert elastic between the top and lining layers 1/2” from top on the short sides, then pin
  • Stitch both short sides with 1/2” seam allowance
  • Sew top seam at 1/2″ seam allowance
  • Center nose piece in top seam allowance and stitch down
  • Pin bottom, leaving 2-3” open at center
  • Sew both sides of bottom from one part of seam to the pin and back stitch. Make sure not to pin the center gap
  • Clip all 4 corners at an angle without cutting the stitch lines
  • Turn right side out
  • Pull corners out so mask forms a rectangle
  • Fold bottom opening in to the same point as seam allowance
  • Press all 4 sides
  • Fold in half (top to bottom) then press
  • Fold with top and bottom meeting at the center fold, then press
  • Start from top and take press fold to halfway to the next fold line and pin. Continue for all 3 pleats, then press with iron
  • Sew 1/4” top stitch around the entire mask, making sure to close the bottom opening
  • Press pleats

Face mask with ties

  • Print pattern (If you don’t have a printer, it’s a 9×8-inch rectangle with 1-inch peats)
  • Cut pattern out
  • Cut two layers of 9″x8″ cotton fabric (using the pattern if you’re able)
  • Cut two layers of 9″x8″ non-woven interfacing
  • Place cut fabric with front sides together
  • Place both layers of the interfacing together on top of fabric (on the back side of fabric)
  • Sew top 9” seam (2.5-3 stitch length is best) with ¼” seam allowance
  • Flip open with front side of fabric up
  • Press seam flat to one side
  • Insert metal piece along seam between the 2 pieces of fabric
  • Stitch ½” rectangle that is indicated at top of pattern (with wrong sides together) to secure metal piece
  • Flip back to right sides together, stitch bottom 9” seam
  • Flip back to right side out and press bottom seam
  • Use pattern to help mark pleats. Pleat the 3 pleats all in the same direction, put a pin to keep them in place
  • Cut binding tape at 36” per side
  • Find the center point of the binding and the center point of the mask and pin the binding on the mask with the mask sandwiched between the binding
  • Sew binding
  • Repeat on the other side of the mask
  • Press pleats
Meenakshi Chaudharyhttps://www.vilayatimall.com/
Full time blogger and web designer by profession.

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