Since the recent pandemic virus outbreak, I have been perfecting and improvising this reusable fabric face mask pattern to include all the features needed to fight against the Covid disease’s spread.
Many hospitals and authorities have recommended the printable face mask sewing pattern because it is the best fit homemade fabric face mask. Here are the patterns and tutorials on how to sew these three types of double-layered fabric face masks. You may add more layers on the lining pieces to make a multi-layer face mask for better effectiveness.
It comes in 4 sizes, small kids, young kids, teenagers & Women, and Men.
Type A: Normal face mask
Type B: Face mask with a POCKET for filter insert or as a surgical mask cover.
Type C: Add on a removable NOSE WIRE to Type A and Type B (as shown in the video). It comes with a sleeve to insert nose wire for a better seal and an anti-fog to glasses wearer.
1. Decide which type and size you want to sew, choose the correct pattern from the list, download and print out the template of Face Mask Sewing Patterns separately.
2. Base on the choice of face mask you want to sew, follow the sewing instructions accordingly. Watch the sewing video if needed for the instruction of Type C face mask or as a reference for other types.
3. Add ties to the face mask, either with elastic ear loops, elastic band, or head tie.
4. Wash the face mask with warm water of at least 60 °C or 140 °F, dry it properly before wearing it. Add filter insert if required.
Decide which type and size you want to sew, choose the correct pattern from the list, download and print out the template of Face Mask Sewing Pattern separately.
Don’t "scale" the printing and DON'T print to "fit the paper", either. It is in letter size paper (8.5″ x 11″), so you should have no problem printing it in 100% size. 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.
[NOTE: You may do a quick enlarge on the printer if you find the pattern is still a little smaller than you needed. ]
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[IMPORTANT: Don’t print the pattern from the browser. The size might not correct. Please open the pdf pattern in Adobe Reader or Adobe Pro and print the actual size (100% scale) from there, DO NOT set to "print to fit paper".]
TRACE - You may trace the pattern out from your monitor. Download the templates and open them in Adobe Reader. Zoom the template till the 2" guide measures 2" on your ruler, set the screen to the highest brightness. Place a piece of white paper on the monitor and trace the outline with a pen or a marker.
SKETCH - Here is the template (without seam allowance reference on a 1/2" grids, you may hand sketch it on a graph paper or a self-constructed 1/2" gird paper.
For CRICUT users, download the zipped SVG files separately. Notes from Tanya Chilton who is so kind to contribute these files for free:
With the Cricut Maker, you need the Rotary Blade and the purple cutting mat. The setting is: Fabric - Cotton
With the Cricut Explore Air2, all I know is that you have to iron a stabilizer on the back of the fabric first. There are tutorials online on how to do that.
Flip the image to cut the other piece in reverse orientation.
For SILHOUETTE users, download the zipped Studio files separately. Notes from Marlene Teter for her kindness to contribute the files for free:
Cut settings are as follows:
Printed cotton fabric ( like the fabric used for making quilts)
This pattern will be updated once we have new resources or ideas coming in. If you get the pattern in pdf file, please check the original pattern for the latest update https://www.craftpassion.com/face-mask-sewing-pattern/