Face Mask Sewing Pattern
Size: 3 sizes – Small kids, Young Kids, Teenage & Adult
Download: Face Mask Sewing Pattern
1. Main Fabric (cotton), 12″ x 6″, prewash
2. Lining Fabric (cotton or flannel), 10″ x 6″, prewash
3. Round Cord Elastic Band 1/16″ (you can buy from hair accessories section, or here
1. Sewing essential
2. Sewing Machine or hand sew
4. Seamstress tracing wheel and paper
Download and print out the Face Mask Sewing Pattern. Don’t scale the printing, it is in letter size paper (8.5″ x 11″) so you should have no problem printing it in full scale. There is a 2″ scale marking for you to check if you are printing it in the right size.
Cut out the pattern of your size.
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Fold the main fabric into halve with wrong side facing each other, pin the paper pattern onto the double layered fabric. Cut the fabric with 1/4″ allowance, except the ear side. Cut fabric at the ear side with 1″ seam allowance.
Insert the tracing paper between the layer, trace sewing lines with tracing wheel.
Remove pins and paper pattern, get set to sew.
Repeat the same as the main fabric, except the ear side seam allowance. Cut fabric at the ear side with zero seam allowance.
Turn the face mask main piece with right side facing each other, sew the center line of the face mask.
Clip curve along seam allowance, be careful and don’t accidentally clip on the stitches.
Press seam allowance to one side, top stitch near to the seam line on the side where the seam allowance is.
Repeat the sewing on the lining part.
Flip the lining and place onto the main face mask, align the center seam line, pin and sew the top and bottom lines.
Turn the face mask right side out. Press seam neatly and top stitch near the edge.
This is how it looks like from the inside at this stage. The main fabric of the side ear area is longer than the lining piece. This is going to be the pocket of the elastic band.
Fold in 1/4″ at the raw edge of the side ear, fold again so that the first fold edge is 1/4″ from the lining raw edge.
Sew a straight line down, don’t forget to perform a few back stitches to lock the thread end.
Measure and cut the length of elastic band needed (usually around 6″-8″ depending of the size of the face).
Insert the elastic band through the pocket and tie a dead knot to the ends.
Repeat the same to the other side. Pull the elastic band until the knots are hidden in the pocket.
Wear and breath!